Wednesday, July 6, 2022

Tyson Nam Wants Bellator's Handcuffs Off

By Chris Howie
MMANEWS.COM Staff Writer

Tyson Nam has found himself in a sticky situation after knocking out Bellator Bantamweight Champion Eduardo Dantas at Shooto 22 last month.

He explains while talking to

“I was with them for like six months. We signed with them and they were always saying they'd get me a fight or an invite to the Bellator tournament which they canceled so it was in good faith that they had the best interest in me and were gonna get me some fights in the bantamweight tournament. I think it was in May or June, at the end of their season six bantamweight tournament, someone wasn't gonna make it because of a Visa mix-up so they called me up and said, 'Hey, do you want to fight in Canada in a week?' and I was like, 'Yeah, I'll do it. What do I need?' So I had to get X-Rays, cat scans, blood work and the whole nine yards, get my eyes checked. I had to pay everything out of pocket, 500-1000 dollars thinking they gave me the deadline in two days so if I get it done, they'll give me the fight, right? So I get it all done and the very next day they said, 'Sorry, but we're giving it back to the guy.' Wow. That was the first try. After that they said, 'Hey, you got all that done, but we're gonna guarantee you a spot in the season seven bantamweight tournament,' so I was like, 'Alright, a couple more months until that,' then they canceled the entire bantamweight tournament and from there, they said I was released from Bellator.”

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