Henry Corrales discusses his upcoming fight with Darrion Caldwell at Bellator 228 in the opening round of the Bellator featherweight grand prix.
The event will take place Sept. 28 from The Forum in Inglewood, Calif and will be headlined by the grand prix’s first world title fight as Patricio Pitbull will defend against Juan Archuleta.
“OK” discusses the matchup with Caldwell and why he is excited by it, how he sees the fight from a stylistic perspective, what he was doing this past Saturday instead of watching the first crop of opening round grand prix fights at Bellator 226, if he feels a difference in how fans view him since his knockout win over Aaron Pico at Bellator 214, how he sees the fight playing out on Sept. 28 and much more.
In addition, Corrales discusses getting flagged by the California State Athletic Commission following his win over Pico. As first reported by MMA Fighting, Corrales gained back nearly 15 percent of the contracted weight for his 146-pound limit fight, weighing in at 167.6 pounds on fight night. Per CSAC regulations, any fighter who gains more than 10 percent of their contracted weight on fight night can be told to move up to a higher weight class unless cleared by a physician.
Corrales is not concerned about the CSAC regulations and plans to show up Sept. 28 regardless of what they have to say.
“I guess (I’m good to go), I haven’t heard anything about it,” Corrales told MyMMANews.com. “I haven’t done s**t (with that) so we’ll see.
“I don’t think that will be a problem because it happens to a lot of guys who come in over the stupid, ridiculous recommended allowance. Whatever they’re trying to do, I don’t think it’s f****n cool so f*** them. I’m gonna do whatever I have to do. I’m gonna show up and fight at whatever f****n weight I wake up at. My job is to make scale weight the day of weigh-ins. Other than that, that’s their issue. It’s just like anything in life, there’s not one set fix for anything. I get what they’re trying to do but that’s not how the human body works. I’m not too concerned about it.”
Check out the full interview with Henry Corrales as he prepares to face Darrion Caldwell at Bellator 228 in the video above.