Thursday, March 15, 2012

Bellator 61 – Eric Prindle “Wanted Out Of The Fight” According To Thiago Santos

Bellator Fighting Championships season five heavyweight finalists Thiago Santos (10-1, 1NC) and Eric Prindle (7-1, 1NC) are scheduled to face one another this Friday in a rematch of their Bellator 59 bout from last November.
The fight ended in a “No Contest” after Santos landed an apparent kick to the groin on Prindle who was lying on his back at the time.
This Friday in the headliner for Bellator 61, the two fighters will get a chance to finish what they started several months ago in the second event of the promotions sixth season.
Speaking to ‘Big Monster’ on Wednesday, asked Santos his thoughts on the stoppage in their first fight, to which Santos responded “He wanted out of the fight.”
“He wanted out of the fight,” Santos stated in his native Portuguese. “I believe that kick wasn’t that hard since we wear protection. Actually, I take that back. It didn’t even hit him in the testicles. After the post-conference I ran into him at the hotel. He was walking normally.”
“He allegedly posted a photo on Twitter of his swollen testicle,” Santos said. “He went to the hospital.
“He can post as many photos of his testicles as he’d like. It doesn’t change anything. That kick hit his butt. I watched and re-watched it, over and over, it did not hit his testicles. I watched the replay more than 20 times. I’m sure he watched it too. That’s where I kicked him.”
The two will fight on live television on MTV2 on March 16, 2012 from the Horseshoe Riverdome in Bossier City, Louisiana.