Joe Warren denigrates Eduardo Dantas for Bellator 118 title fight withdrawal


Former Bellator featherweight champion Joe Warren took to twitter to attack bantamweight champ Eduardo Dantas for withdrawing from the Bellator 118 title fight this Saturday.

Bellator MMA revealed on Saturday afternoon that their bantamweight champion Eduardo Dantas has ben sidelined indefinitely after suffering a head injury in training. Joe Warren, his original opponent, is now scheduled to meet tournament winner Rafael Silva in the main event for an interim title.

"This is setback for me," Dantas said in a press release. "I'm not feeling right at the moment, but I am a fighter and have been a fighter since my childhood and I promise that I will be back stronger than ever. I want to thank Bjorn and Bellator for taking care of me during this process, for flying me across the world to get top specialists to see me. And, when I am ready to fight, I will show everyone once again why the belt has been wrapped around my waist."

This is not the first time Dantas has been forced onto the sidelines with a severe head injury, as he had previously suffered a brutal knockout loss to Tyson Nam at Shooto Brazil 33, which forced him to withdraw from his title fight at Bellator 79.  He would not return to the cage until Bellator 89, where he defeated Marcos Galvão via second round KO.

While head injuries are clearly no joking matter, former Bellator featherweight champ Joe Warren does not appear to be convinced that his opponent is actually injured, and later took to twitter to attack the champion for his withdrawal.

Bellator 118 takes place at the Revel Atlantic City in Atlantic City, New Jersey.

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