Longtime Bellator MMA fighter Joe warren has held two championships in the promotion, the Bellator MMA Featherweight Title and the Bellator MMA Bantamweight Title.
James Gallagher recently announced that he is dropping from featherweight to bantamweight, which is a move that doesn’t worry Warren.
“Good luck [with title run at bantamweight], he does a lot of talking with his mouth,” Warren told MMA Fighting. “If you’re going to talk a lot of shit, you better back it up. He’s been doing a great job though, I’m not taking that from him. He’s been winning fights, but not world championship level fights. He’s not beating former world title holders, you understand. He’s beaten old veterans that are done with fighting. If he wants to talk shit about my age or something like that, just be ready for this old man to come around the corner and beat your ass. Those young guys, their mouth only goes so far, but let’s put him with a solid competitor and see what happens. Because if he were with ‘The Baddest Man,’ I’ll break his damn jaw so he won’t be talking anymore.”
Warren is coming off of a victory at Bellator 181, where he defeated Steve Garcia by decision.
The former two division champion also admits that he is more worried about getting his title back than the bantamweight divisions newest star.
“I’ve beat the featherweight champ, I’ve beat the bantamweight champ, I’m not really worried about some punk kid talking shit,” Warren explained. “I’m worried about my opportunity to get my belt back. He’s [Gallagher] the last thing on my radar, I couldn’t give two shits about this kid. I hope he keeps winning, personally, but he better watch his mouth.”
Gallagher is going to make his bantamweight division debut this November, an opponent has yet to be announced.