The competitor wasn’t very boisterous at the Bellator 222 press conference, but Humphrey believes that fighters should just be quiet and fight.
“This is the most known stadium for fighting around the entire world, as far as I’m concerned,” Humphrey said to MMA Junkie. “If you do good here or even if you don’t, you got it out of the way. All the shell shock or whatever you want to call it. All this – it’s cool, but it’s just the superficial stuff to me. I’m more – I think fighters should just be quiet and fight. It’s just my style – it’s always be quiet, stoic, respectful, regardless of who my opponent is or what they’re doing.”
Danis is quite the opposite of Humphrey with his trash talking before fights, even stating that the press conference was a charity event for Humphrey.
This bout between Danis and Humphrey was pushed back from Bellator 221 to Bellator 222, but Humphrey says the wait is worth it.
“That’s like moving 30 percent in one lick,” Humphrey said. “Anything you can do in this game to really get ahead, most of the time, most people do it. There’s a few shady (expletive) that people will or won’t do. But, other than that, you take the opportunities when they’re there and then you just run with it. That’s all I want to do. I passed up a few fights waiting on this one, but it’s worth it.”
Bellator 222 takes place on Friday, June 14 from Madison Square Garden in New York, New York with no main event announced at this time. Fightful is providing live coverage of the event, which streams live on DAZN.