Several years ago Mike “Joker” Guymon (14-5-1) met with Bellator CEO Bjorn Rebney and the duo spoke about a future project. At that time, Bellator was only a dream and has since moved to the number two slot for a MMA promotion in North America.
“We had this huge long talk, and to see him take it from a thought, an idea, and turn it into a working platform and then a platform that’s getting a lot of steam and recognition with great fighters, it’s so cool to see,” said Guymon on MMA Junkie Radio. “It puts a smile on my face.”
Since the meeting between the two, Guymon joined the UFC but was released after going 1-3. He retired after that before coming out to compete for BAMMA USA, where he picked up two wins in a row.
Guymon debuted for Bellator yesterday, being knocked out by Savant Young (11-9) in round two. It was the first time the promotion aired on Spike TV. Guymon has two fights left on his contract with Bellator.
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