Interview with Kemran Lachinov above
New England’s Kemran Lachinov did more of the same at Bellator 249, winning his eighth victory in a row. Lachinov is now 5-0 in the infamous Bellator cage, and has said he has 1 fight left on his contract, but is looking for a multi fight deal worth a little extra cash. While stating that he does indeed feel a raise is necessary, Lachinov was quick to praise Bellator and how much he loves being part of the family, and hopes to continue to be.
“It’s a different scenario with them [Bellator], it’s a little complicated right now,” Lachinov told MyMMAnews. “We are working with them, I’m waiting for the right offer. I’m waiting on the right offer,” Lachinov continued. “I do love Bellator, I love how they treat fighters and staff, but I need to grow, I’m doing my job and getting W’s so I’m looking at options.”
The TopGame Management fighter was victorious in an underdog role against formerly undefeated Kyle Crutchmer (6-1). It was not the only impressive win of the week, in an underdog spotlight for Lachinov’s gym, Team Link, as Nick Alley impressed at CES 61 defeating John Gotti III.
“Team Link is the family of champions,” Lachinov stated on his team. “Nick Alley pumped me up, he fought on Wednesday I fought on Thursday. I watched his fight, he shocked the world, I was hyped up couldn’t wait to fight. We knew how much he works his as* off in the gym.”
Lachinov has not had the easiest of career paths, injuries have piled up and attempted to bring the New Englander down. Lachinov has a message for all those fighters out there who may be thinking about letting hardships get the better of them.
“The hardest moments are when you are inactive, when you don’t fight,” Lachinov explained. “It’s God’s plan, suffer through it, and then do what you do. It is amazing to look back and see my results and that I didn’t listen to those people telling me to stop,” Lachinov continued. “People telling me I had too many injuries, finally the hard work is paying off, don’t give up on your goals or dreams, keep working, keep going to the gym.”
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