“(I want) Phil Davis and (Vadim) Nemkov – two winners,” Anderson said at a post-match press conference. “After they (fight), I want the winner. There’s no reason why I shouldn’t take it. (Ryan) Bader will go heavy to defend his belt. If he was in position 205, I would fight him. But he was gone. Lyoto (Machida) just lost, so why am I fighting a loser? I want someone to win. “
Anderson (14-5 MMA, 1-0 BMMA) signed for Bellator in August. Thursday, he wetted his feet in promotion as he elbowed to win TKO in the round two before Melvin Manhoef. He showed off the outstanding performance that made him the perfect person for anyone who is the title holder of the promotion.
While both boxers expressed interest, Nemkov (12-2 MMA, 5-0 BMMA) and Davis (22-5 MMA, 9-2 BMMA) were not booked. Bellator President Scott Coker pledged to go public.
If Nemkov and Davis face each other in a cage, it won’t be the first time. According to Anderson’s prediction, Nemkov defeated Davis, a former UFC heavyweight boxer, with a split decision in November 2018. A rematch could be similar.
“We saw Nemkov beat him once (and) I think he got better,” said Anderson. “He’s going to do the same thing, so technically I want Nemkov. But if Phil wins, I want Phil. I want belts. I want that belt on my wall. I dreamed of it. I want to wear a belt on TV when I wake up every morning. I wanted to see it (and say), “I did that.”
Before returning to Bellator cage, Anderson’s next action has nothing to do with combat – but a seasonal hobby of him.
“(I’ll fight) when hunting season is over,” said Anderson. “Let me return to my tree foothold. I have some deer to kill, honey. February 15 is the last day of the Jersey season. Call me everything you want after that.
Bellator 251 took place on Thursday at the Mohegan Sun Arena. The primary card is streamed online on CBS Sports Network after its pre-release on MMA Junkie.