Matt Mitrione, a staple of heavyweight MMA since 2009, is about to face off in opposition to Tyrell Fortune at Bellator 255.
‘Meathead’ is trying to begin 2021 with a bang, and immediately put the heavyweight division again on watch. Nevertheless, he’s conscious of how harmful an opponent Fortune can be.
Mitrione just lately sat down with LowKick MMA’s Frank Bonada to speak all issues Bellator 255 and past.
On the subject of Tyrell Fortune as an opponent, Mitrione has first-hand expertise of how harmful the wrestler may be. The 2 fighters have beforehand skilled collectively, and while there isn’t a dangerous blood between the 2, Mitrione remains to be going into the combat with dangerous intention. He acknowledged the next about Fortune:
“He’s a really completed wrestler. He’s very succesful so far as getting folks to the bottom, holding on to them. I feel that he’s athletic. I feel that he’s at all times succeeded in sports activities, so all he is aware of is success. So I feel he’ll be a recreation opponent and it ought to be an fascinating competitors.
“I’ve been coaching with Tyrell for a few years. So I do know Tyrell pretty nicely, he is aware of me pretty nicely. I figured that by the point he got here to the purpose of his identify recognition preventing me that I’d be on my manner out of Bellator.”
“I don’t assume I’m gonna shock anyone once I let you know I’m gonna punch him in his face. And he’s going to do his greatest to keep away from that. Get me by my hips, maintain me down. I feel what he’s gonna do is similar to what (Ryan) Bader did proper. Bader’s recreation plan is the way in which to beat me. So I do know he’s residing in Arizona, he’s most likely coaching with Bader.
One of many main headlines concerning Bellator in 2021 is that of the implementation of a rating system in every division. This has been one thing lengthy cried out for by many combat followers. Nevertheless, Mitrione does fairly really feel the identical manner. He acknowledged the next:
“I’m not even making an attempt to be sarky or an a*****e right here. I don’t know and I don’t care. I don’t put any credence in rankings in any way, I feel that they’re arbitrarily picked.“
“At the least from the present rankings within the different promotion (UFC), they imply actually nothing. It’s actually whoever they need, they put them in. In the event that they wish to publicise them or promote them, that’s what they do, they put them greater. In the event that they wish to punish them, they take them out. It doesn’t matter in any respect. And for me, I genuinely, actually, couldn’t care much less.”