Here are some more exclusive videos shot last night in Hollywood, Florida, by our contributor Justin Fielder, who was able to get some time with all of the notable faces and names following Bellator XIII. First up, Bellator CEO Bjorn Rebney discusses how his league’s tournament format allows fighters to control their own destiny more than the traditional "matchmaking" format of most MMA promotions and boxing. He also tells us about the significance of Bellator’s superfights, and how they’ll fit into future shows.
Joe Warren says he’s not happy with his performance against Eric Marriott, and runs down the scary submission attempts he had to survive en route to a unanimous decision victory. He also explains the differences between Japanese crowds and their louder, drunker American counterparts.
The always-dapper Roger Huerta shouts out his walkout music and takes us through his fight against Chad Hinton, who was a lot tougher than most people expected. He describes the "animal instinct" that helped him finish his fight, and how he feels after completing the first stage of Bellator’s lightweight GP.
And finally, Joe Duarte talks about the tough weight cut he had coming into his fight against Carey Vanier, and why he still feels like a success despite the loss. Later, Vanier credits his hard training for his third-round TKO finish, following two closely contested rounds.