Bellator 256: Cody Law Says First Decision is Just “Part of the Process”

Cody Law remained undefeated at Bellator 256, with his first ever decision victory. Despite going the distance, something he previously said he never wanted to do, Law made it look fairly easy. An American Top Team prodigy, Law handed Nathan Ghareeb his own first professional loss. Cody, meanwhile, a former NCAA Division I champ, improved to 3-0.

“It’s not what I want, but experience,” Law stated on the decision, speaking to media outlets including Cageside Press following the fight Friday. “On the feet I landed some big shots, I landed a nice feint overhand, then I shifted and landed a left overhand. Maybe it was lack of experience, maybe I need more time in there. Put a little bit more behind my shots.”

As much as Law didn’t want to go the distance, he seems to have accepted it as a lesson learned. “I don’t want to go to decision, but if I am going to, why not now?” he stated. “Get the experience so when I’m in the big fights, I know what I need to do and I have what it takes to finish guys.”

Law figures now is the time to learn from mistakes, and gain valuable cage time so that when the big fights do come knocking, he is more ready than ever. The Dustin Poirier training partner feels that he needs all the cage time he can get.

“Not my best,” Law stated on his performance. “I know what I’m capable of, that is not it. I guess that’s part of the process. I won and got some experience.”

Watch the full Bellator 256 post-fight press scrum with Cody Law above.