It appears the self-professed “baddest man on the planet” is not content to hold just one world title.

Bellator Fighting Championships featherweight king Joe Warren (Pictured) announced Saturday at Bellator 37 that he will enter the promotion's Season 5 bantamweight tournament. Sherdog.com confirmed the announcement with Bellator officials shortly after Warren's statement on the MTV2 broadcast.

Before he enters the upcoming 135-pound draw, however, Warren must first square off with Brazilian Marcoes Galvao in a 137-pound catchweight contest in April and then defend his featherweight belt against the winner of the ongoing Season 4 tournament. The promotion has not yet made any official announcements regarding the Season 5 bantamweight draw.

A Greco-Roman specialist, Warren is known for his determination and grappling prowess. The fighter, who has espoused numerous times his desire to compete in the 2012 Olympics, won Bellator's second-season featherweight tournament by earning wins over Eric Marriott, Georgi Karakhanyan and Patricio Freire in 2010. Warren then earned the 145-pound strap by besting reigning king Joe Soto with a come-from-behind knockout in the second round of their Bellator 27 title fight.

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