A seemingly exhausted Killys Mota revealed following Bellator 282 that he had fought out his contract at the event.
Mota (13-3) picked up a unanimous decision win over #9-ranked lightweight Dan Moret at the Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, CT on Friday. “Guys, it’s war. Today, I give my best. I feel great right now,” he told media outlets including Cageside Press following the bout, adding that “Dan Moret is a tough guy.”
Having snapped a two-fight skid, Mota added that he hopes to continue fighting for the organization.
“This is very important for me, because it’s my last fight on my contract with Bellator,” Mota revealed. “I want to win more fights, I want to sign [for] more fights. This is very important for me. Right now, I’ve put my name in the top 10 in the rankings. This is a very important fight in my life.”
Moving forward, Brazil’s Mota, who trains alongside former UFC light heavyweight champion Glover Teixeira, wants to continue facing ranked foes.
“Right now, I want to put my name in the top 10. I’m top 10 right now, because Dan Moret is nine,” said Mota. “I [beat] him, my name right now, I need it put in [the] top 10. And it doesn’t matter. It doesn’t matter who Bellator puts in front of me, but I need top 10. Top 10 guys. Doesn’t matter who. I want to fight with the best guys in the top 10.”
If he gets a deal done, Mota is hoping to fight again this year. “I want to keep fighting. I want to fight one more fight this year,” he stated. “Tomorrow I rest, Sunday rest, Monday I’ll be back in the gym.”
“This is my lifestyle, I want to fight as quick as possible.”
Watch the full Bellator 282 post-fight press scrum with Killys Mota above. More coverage from the event can be found below.