Uncasville, CT — Johnny Eblen was one of the many heavy favorites on the monstrous Bellator 258 card on Friday, but unlike some of his counterparts, he lived up to the “favorite” term making quick work of opponent Daniel Madrid inside the cage.
“I’m pretty new to this,” Eblen began, speaking to media outlets including Cageside Press following the event at the Mohegan Sun Arena. “I’ve only been fighting for four years. I had a few amateur fights, like three amateur. That was my eighth fight. It took some time for me to get comfortable. My defense, my striking. I just really put a lot of work into it, the balance in my striking stance. I feel really good in my wrestling stance, but it took some time to develop that balance in striking.”
Eblen is ranked in the top 10 in the middleweight division, #6 currently, and is looking to not only move forward in the rankings, but to also gain some Crypto currency from the fans after his vicious KO of Madrid. Eblen showed off the interesting fight kit for media members in attendance following the fight.
“Got my sponsors,” Eblen began. “I just recently got into crypto, so if you want to, send me some bitcoin. If you like the knockout send me some bitcoin. C’mon send me some Bitcoin.”
Watch the full Bellator 258 post-fight press conference with middleweight Johnny Eblen above.