Bellator 250: Sabah Homasi Wants to be Opponent in Paul Daley’s Retirement Fight


Sabah Homasi made a statement at Bellator 250. The former UFC welterweight improved his current win streak to four with a flying knee finish of veteran Bobby Voelker. Three of those wins have come under the Bellator MMA banner.

“They’re on notice. Everyone,” Homasi (15-8) said following the fight.

The Homasi of today seems quite different from the fighter who dropped three straight in his UFC stint. “I think it’s more of a mental thing that anything,” he suggested following the Voelker win. “I have the athletic ability. Something just clicked in my mind. Turned 30 years old, and putting everything together now.”

For one thing, “I’m patient,” added Homasi. “I’m seeing things. Everything is clear. The adrenaline isn’t a factor. Of course you have your nerves and jitters before, but when you get in there man, it’s just game on. Kill or me killed. It’s either me or him.”

While it would be great to see Homasi make a quick turnaround and build on this momentum, it might have to wait. “Something’s broken in my hand, so I have to get that checked out,” he told reporters following the fight.

When he does get back to work, he has a fight in mind, however. “I saw that Paul Daley wants to do one more fight, and then call it, so I’m hoping we can get that lined up,” said Homasi. “I know he said he wants a catchweight. I’m a big dude, he’s a big dude, so 175. I’m willing to meet him over there, so we can do this thing. It would be a pleasure to give him his last fight.”

Sporting a Trump hat post-fight, Homasi also had a lot to say about the coronavirus pandemic, and the upcoming election. Asked why he was a fan of Trump, the welterweight answered “He’s the man. Look what he did for the economy. What other president did what he did? Created more jobs, took this country out of debt. Biden’s trying to raise the f*cking taxes. Why would I not be supportive of Trump?”

Watch the full Bellator 250 post-fight press conference with Sabah Homasi above.


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