Bellator 272’s Kai Kamaka: “I’m Not Trying To Be Famous, I’m Trying To Compete”

Kai Kamaka III makes his Bellator return next week, and he just wants to fight.

Kamaka (8-4-1) returns to Bellator after a 1-2-1 run in the UFC, in which he had some questionable calls by the judges. In his last two fights with the promotion, he lost a split decision to T.J. Brown and a majority decision to Danny Chavez. However, all of the media members reporting thought he won the Brown fight. The vast majority gave him the Chavez fight, with two outlets scoring it a draw — and none siding with Chavez.

While the losses hurt at the time, the Hawaiian is over it and just looking to get back in the win column. He isn’t going into his fight with a chip on his shoulder.

“All that stuff is behind me already because I mean that was such a short time in my life. A few weeks after it happened, I was baffled, but like it all means nothing now. I just got to go out and get another win. That’s all that matters. He needs to win; I need to win. What happened, happened. The weird thing is that only those judges feel that way, all the real experts know, so that’s all that matters to me,” Kamaka told Cageside Press in an exclusive interview.

Kamaka fights John De Jesus on December 3 at Bellator 272. “The Fighting Hawaiian” is looking to do what he always does, come forward and brawl. With him doing that, the division will hopefully take notice of his presence.

“I’m looking to come in and do what I always do. I’m going to put my foot on the gas in the beginning and be in his face and show that I’m here to fight. I’m not here to play a chess match or fencing type of fight. I’m trying to get in your face and earn a win. I don’t want to edge scorecards, and if it does go to the scorecards, there will be one person going forward and one there one guy stepping back,” Kamaka said.

What it all comes down to is one thing, Kamaka wants to fight.

“I’m looking to fight. I’m not looking to fight and post pictures on Instagram. I want to fight and keep fighting. I’m not trying to be famous, I’m trying to compete,” Kamaka said.

Kai Kamaka III fights John De Jesus on December 3 at Bellator 272. Watch the rest of our interview with Kamaka above.