Bellator Fighting Championships has announced the addition of Zac George to the field competing this season for an eventual shot at featherweight champion Joe Warren’s title. The 27-year old George opened his career up with eleven straight wins, has emerged with his hands raised the last six times he’s fought, and holds an overall record of 20-3.
“I’ve wanted to fight for Bellator for a while now,” explained George of his decision to sign with the company. “It’s an exciting weight class and Bellator has a bunch of really talented fighters with records similar to mine. They’re hungry guys looking for their shot and they all want to go out there to beat some people up and make some money. I’m really excited about it.”
“It’s going to mean the world to me ‘when’ I win this tournament,” he continued. “There is no ‘if’ in my mind. I wouldn’t enter this thing if I didn’t know that I was going to go out there and stomp on some guys. I’m going to go out there and put on some exciting fights, beat these guys up, and make a living while I’m at it.”
Though George hasn’t fought since October 2009 due to injuries and a now-resolved contract dispute, he should still serve as a significant threat to any adversary he faces in the Season 4 tournament based on a successful background in boxing and the wrestling acumen picked up at his home base of Team Quest. He has finished seventeen of the twenty opponents he’s beaten (fourteen in the opening frame) with a near-even split between submission/TKO wins.
George joins Eric Larkin as the second officially-announced participant in the featherweight tournament. The Bellator Season 4 festivities will air starting in March on MTV2.
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