Steve Mowry already had his next opponent in mind after he picked up his 10th professional win.
In his sixth Bellator fight, “Tall” Steve defeated Rakim Cleveland via first-round submission. The submission win kept his 100% rate intact.
Coming into the fight at Bellator 271, Mowry was ranked No. 7 in the Bellator heavyweight division. During his in-cage interview, after his win, he was asked who he wanted next.
Mowry excluded a couple of names from his hit list, but he had one name that he wants soon.
“Linton Vassell is a good friend; my daughter calls him uncle Linton; I’m not going to fight him. Gokhan Saricam is a good friend, he comes and trains with us. But everyone else in the top 10, we’re going to figure it out, and whenever I come get that title, I’m going to turn it around and take out the whole division. With that said, I know he thinks I’m not paying attention, but Marcelo Golm – we can do it, we got business,” Mowry told Big John McCarty.
Golm picked up his first Bellator win in his debut at Bellator 265 in August by finishing Billy Swanson.
Mowry would explain the Golm callout during his post-fight interview with the media.
“We kind of had a misconnection, I guess. It’s not disrespect; it’s not that I don’t like the guy. It just makes sense for him and I right now. I’d love to. This game is all about fighting the other best guys, and if Marcelo has the idea of us fight, I think we should act on that,” Mowry said.
When asked where he feels he has the advantage over Golm, Mowry was very confident.
“No disrespect, but everywhere.”
Watch the rest of Steve Mowry’s Bellator 271 post-fight interview above. More coverage from the event can be found below.