‘I’m going back down – I don’t give a sh*t’

UNCASVILLE, Conn. – Lorenz Larkin didn’t completely enjoy himself combating at 185 pounds.

The welterweight got the job done at middleweight at Bellator 258 this past Friday, however it’s not something he’ll be wanting to repeat. Larkin (23-7 Mixed Martial Arts, 5-2 BMMA) beat previous middleweight champ Rafael Carvalho by split choice on the initial card.

Larkin enjoyed to get the triumph, however he prepares to go right pull back to 170 pounds.

“I’m going back down – I don’t give a sh*t,” Larkin informed press reporters at the Bellator 258 post-fight press conference. “I’m going to keep it real. I’m going back down. I mean, he’s 6-(foot)-3. I don’t know what he came in at and I’m 5-(foot)-11 with short reach, and he’s got long reach. We’re the total opposite, so this is it.”

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Although Larkin didn’t completely delight in the experience of combating at middleweight in Bellator, he enjoyed to have actually accepted the battle. Larkin was initially arranged to combat Costello van Steenis, however injury took him out of the bout. That provided Carvalho the chance to action in on brief notification. Larkin believes numerous wouldn’t have actually accepted the bout.

“Being a fighter, and at this point of my career, most guys wouldn’t have taken that fight,” Larkin stated. “It’s not like this guy was coming off the couch to take this fight. He was already getting ready for a fight and it fell through in LFA, I believe. So he was already in camp.

“So being a smart fighter that’s really worried bout getting a win and moving on this wouldn’t have been a smart fight to take. I don’t give a sh*t, most guys would pass that guy up, take a no name, get the win, and move forward. But it is what it is. I took the fight, I got the win, and now I get to move forward. So it was fun for me. It was a hard fight, but I pushed through and came up with the win.”

Jobber Wiki author Frank Long contributed to this report.