Phoenix, AZ – After a heated back-and-forth at ceremonial weigh-ins Bellator welterweight Sabah Homasi got the last word as he finished Jaleel Willis via arm-triangle choke at Bellator 273 on Saturday night.
Homasi (16-10) and Willis (15-4) had words to say at the ceremonial weigh-ins and Homasi remembered it going into the cage.
“He was saying something to me, and if you’re saying something to me like a man, say it with you g*d damn chest don’t f*cking whisper it. I forgot what he said, but I told him he was going to feel real power tonight and that was it,” Homasi told the media at his post-fight scrum.
This was Homasi’s first submission finish since 2014 where he finished Eric Moon via guillotine choke.
“Yeah I think my submission game’s underrated big time. You guys don’t see much of it because i’d rather f*cking take someone’s head home. And that’s what I wanted to do with him and I think if I didn’t…I don’t even know how I ended up on the guy’s back to mat-return him. I’ve got to rewatch the fight, but I would much rather take his head off his shoulders. If I didn’t take him down and take his back and submit him I would have f*cking knocked him out 100%”
As for what’s next for Homasi it’s back to business as usual.
“I’m healthy. I don’t know what’s up with my foot I’m going to get that checked out. Sh*t I’m healthy, I’m in great shape, get back in the gym and whenever Bellator let’s me know. I’ll let my manager give them the green light we can go from there.”
“I want to get my ass back in the top 10 man and slowly climb this ladder. This is what I’m working for. I want to fight tough guys, I want to fight the best. I want to test myself mainly. I want to see how far I can go, and the main this is I believe in myself. This started coming together for me in my 30’s and the more I step in there the more confident I am. The bigger I grow, and I just become more dangerous.”
Watch the full Bellator 273 post-fight press conference with Sabah Homasi above. More coverage from the event can be found below.