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Joe Warren doesn’t have a single sponsor heading into Bellator 161


Joe Warren (13-5) is set to fight Sirwan Kakai (12-4) at Bellator 161 and spoke with MMA Fighting about not having any sponsors for this fight following his loss to Darion Caldwell in March.

“I’m not used to losing and people turn and run when you lose,” Warren told MMA Fighting. “I know it’s only one loss, but they turn and run on you. So yeah, no sponsors for this fight. There’s fair weather fans out there. I don’t believe getting sponsors is as easy as it used to be and it’s just kind of sad. What I’ve put into this game, what I’ve given into the MMA field, to not even get sponsors, it’s sad, man. It’s sad. But it’s the game. It is what it is. That’s not gonna hold me back from performing, it just would have sweetened the pot a little bit.”

“I take care of my family,” Warren said. “I use MMA for a job. I lost and we’re strapped, man. Daddy has to get back in that cage and work. I’m just honored Viacom and Bellator are giving me the opportunity to get back in there, so I can take care of my family.”

Bellator 161 takes place on Friday, September 16th, at the H-E-B Center at Cedar Park in Cedar Park, Texas. The prelims will air on Spike at 7:00 p.m. ET while the main card will air on Spike TV at 9 p.m. ET.


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