Patchy Combine doesn’t wish to let James Gallagher off the hook.
Combine (14-1 MMA, 3-1 BMMA) was initially scheduled to face Gallagher at Bellator 258 this previous Friday, however Gallagher withdrew as a consequence of a shoulder damage. Combine fought ex-UFC bantamweight Albert Morales as a substitute and submitted him within the third spherical.
Gallagher (11-1 MMA, 8-1 BMMA) was there to nook teammate Peter Queally in his upset win over Patricky Freire and made positive to make his presence felt. Combine stated Gallagher raided his DMs and he revealed what the Irishman informed him.
“Simply mainly saying he’s a higher-status fighter, that I wish to be the place he’s, simply speaking quite a lot of bullsh*t about cash – simply actual immature,” Combine informed MMA Junkie Radio. “It was like some highschool sh*t, to be trustworthy with you. He was simply speaking about quite a lot of sh*t that didn’t imply something, and I used to be simply speaking details.
“We had been scheduled to battle. I’m undecided why he pulled out, however he wished me to attend for the battle. He stated, ‘Don’t battle on Might 7, wait till June or July.’ And I informed him previous to this, ‘I’m not ready for no battle. I wish to battle Might 7 after which we’ll battle after that.’ However now that I’ve gotten via Might 7, I haven’t heard a phrase out of him.”
Combine thinks it solely is sensible for them to settle the rating in a No. 1 contender bout. If not, he’d be comfortable to straight face newly topped bantamweight champion Sergio Pettis.
“I believe he was ranked (No.) 4 or 5 after we had been matched. That is the battle to make,” Combine stated. “We had been already matched. He pulled out. There’s not a transparent cause why he pulled out – he says due to damage. So if he’s not injured, the James Gallagher battle is the battle to be made. Me vs. him – I run proper via him, after which I get a shot at Pettis.
“That will be my objective. If not, and Pettis wants to remain lively, I’m subsequent in line within the division. I’m ranked No. 2. I believe it goes Pettis, Archuleta, then myself. So I’m proper there. I’m not that removed from the title shot, so I simply need the battle that was initially booked as a result of I actually wish to highlight-reel Gallagher on the market.”