James Gallagher takes on Jeremiah Labiano this June at Bellator London. He talks to MMA Crazy about his upcoming fight, his team mate Conor McGregor’s recent retirement and getting back in the win column after his first round submission win in the main event at Bellator 217 in Dublin back in February.
With Gallagher now signed to a new 6-fight deal with Bellator MMA, he is looking forward to testing himself against Labiano this June, “very good fighter,” he explained. “Tough opponent, I’m looking forward to going out there and testing myself, he’s probably arguably one of the, maybe second best guy that I have fought.”
Always confident, James Gallagher believes he will be the toughest opponent Jeremiah Labiano has fought so far and will aim to put him away when they both step inside the Bellator MMA cage June 22. “I know for definite I am the best guy he has ever fought and he’s coming to the end of his career, he’s like 29, 30 or something and still calls himself the ‘kid’, its weird but I’m going to go out there and put on the best performance of my life and I just keep getting better. Im young, I’m hungry for it and Im going to be the best guy he’s ever fought. Im going to walk out here June 22nd and put him away.”
“As an Irish man you stand up for what you believe in,” Gallagher said about Conor McGregor’s recent retirement. ” You stand up for what you deserve, we’ve got morals and we stick to it and I hope he sticks to it and gets what he deserves, and he deserves a share of the company. Give the man what he deserves and we’ll see him back in there giving us what we want to see.”
“If he’s not getting what he deserves, then happy retirement.”