Bellator 243: Adam Borics Unbothered By Opponent’s Weight Issues

Borics back on the winning side after first career loss in last appearance.

Adam Borics went to a decision with opponent Mike Hamel at Bellator 243, but he still got the job done. Hamel had missed weigh by nearly four pounds, and this fight was originally called off by Bellator’s Rich Chou, before being booked again at contract weight with financial penalties for Hamel. Post-fight, Borics was asked about nerves in the decision.

“A little bit,” Borics admitted. After all, when isn’t it nerve-wracking, going to the judges?

“I felt like I lost the first round, and then fought better in second and third round. So I was like, split decision, why?” Borics questioned. “But it is okay.”

Borics had won 14 straight before losing his first career loss to former bantamweight champion Darrion Caldwell back at Bellator 238. Now a member of Bellator since 2017, going 5-1 with the promotion, Borics wasn’t to pleased with his performance against Hamel.

“I was a little bit disappointed,” Borics told the media. “But he was heavy man, he missed weight. I asked him what is your weight now, he said 175, I was only at 165. I am real thankful for him to take the fight on short notice. I’m disappointed in my performance because I know I am much better than this.”

Hamel missed weight by just under four pounds as previously mentioned, but it would not stop Borics from taking the fight.

“I don’t care, I just want to fight,” Broics told the media. ” I told my manager doesn’t matter what they are saying just say yes.”

A loss coming at the hands of former champion Darrion Caldwell is not by any means a bad loss, but Borics is still bothered by it. It was his first professional loss, and although glad to be back in the win column, he wants that one back.

“It was the worst memory of my life,” Borics spoke on his loss. “Everything happened so fast. I lost focus on that fight.”