Phoenix, AZ – After a highlight reel finish over Saad Awad at Bellator 273, lightweight Chris Gonzales spoke about how the finish came about on Saturday night.
“I’m recalling the fight right now, I’m playing it back in my head, he threw a rear kick as well which I blocked. And I was like, ‘F*ck you’ here’s my rear kick. So it just kind of happened like that,” Gonzales told the media in his post-fight scrum.
Gonzales (7-1) dropped Awad with a head kick and then finished him on the ground with strikes.
“I had a million scenarios played out in my head and that was probably not one of them. I’ve been working on that high kick tirelessly. I work on it daily. I see it from my training partners, I’m throwing it in practice landing it. Just to see it pay off and be able to put that on tape and put that performance on in the cage, it means a lot.”
Gonzales expressed a desire to return to action sooner than later with a couple dates in mind.
“I want to stay active, as active as possible. I’ve had a few layoffs for various injuries I’ve had over the years. I know they’re going to be in San Jose pretty soon. I know they’ve got a couple cards online so all options are on the table. I’d like to just keep this train rolling and get as much momentum going as I can to keep 2022 going.”
Asked if he would go to London for a fight, Gonzales laughed.
“Yeah, if they’re going to pay the taxes for me!”
Watch the full Bellator 273 post-fight press conference with Chris Gonzales above. More coverage from the event can be found below.