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Eduardo Dantas Looks to Battle Back up Bantamweight Ladder

(Eduardo Dantas, photo Courtesy of Bellator.com)

Eduardo Dantas (16-4) is one of the greatest young talents in the Bellator roster. After capturing the bantamweight title and making two successful title defenses, he lost the title to Joe Warren in a 5 round battle. Now looking to climb his way back to the title dance, Eduardo Dantas faces top bantamweight Mike Richman. With the assistance of a translator, we ask the Brazilian talent what it will take to be successful in this matchup.

(Eduardo Dantas spinning backfists Joe Warren)

SF: You began martial arts training and professional competition at a very early age. Have you ever wanted to do anything else professionally?

Dantas: I am happy doing what I’m doing, I love it. However, in the future, I would like to get into administration.

SF: Now that Spike is working with Glory and Premier Boxing Champions, have you ever considered competing in either?

Dantas: I intend to fight in kickboxing and professional jiujitsu.

SF: Would you have any interest in a promotion like Metamoris?

Dantas: I have intention to compete in submission grappling matches, so yes.

SF: What do you think Mike Richman’s greatest strengths and weaknesses are?

Dantas: He is very good in boxing and his form is good. I think he knows boxing well but isn’t good on the floor. I think that will work best for me.


SF: What is the most difficult part about being a fighter that most fans aren’t aware of?

Dantas: Here in Brazil, the hardest part is the sponsorship, it’s very difficult to achieve that. It’s difficult to get the money we need to achieve everything.

SF: If you could compete anywhere in the world where would it be and why?

Dantas: I would like to fight in Las Vegas because that’s the place where everything happens. I want to be a part of it.

SF: Anything else you’d like to include?

Dantas: I trained a lot for this fight, I’m more complete. You’re going to see a new Dantas.

See Dantas vs. Richman at Bellator 137 on Spike TV at 9/8C.