Las Vegas, NV – When it comes to MMA teams ‘We ride together, we die together’ seems to be an appropriate motto. For the New England Cartel’s Rob Font and Calvin Kattar, it rings true.
Speaking with Cageside Press at UFC X on Thursday, the New England Cartel members spoke on what’s next for them.
Kattar (23-6) is coming off a split-decision loss to Josh Emmett at UFC Austin. As controversial as the decision was Kattar was not one to complain too much knowing that leaving the fight to the judges doesn’t always work out.
“It’s heartbreaking. To lose a tough fight like that to the judges. I know how hard he worked, how much he sacrificed. It’s tough to lose regardless, but when you lose to a bad decision, specially to a judge that’s been repeatedly doing this, is even more heartbreaking,” Font said about his teammates loss.
Font (19-6) is himself coming off a second consecutive loss. With the bantamweight division as stacked as it currently is there is always an opportunity to make a move. Font’s mind, however, is elsewhere for the time being.
“It’s huge to sit back and look at that list (of fighters at 135) know that I’m one of those guys that could potentially get to that belt, and I will eventually get there. I’m just grateful, and blessed, and just thankful for all my coaches and all my teammates,” Font said.
“Just found out I’m having a baby girl due December. I’m just going to obviously figure this whole pregnant situation and get through that, and I’ll get back in. Probably beginning of next year for sure.”
Kattar himself is ready to get back in there as long as the timing makes sense.
“That last one got me ready to get back in, and hopefully have something sooner than later,” Kattar said.
“Whoever’s ready when timing makes sense. I’m not real picky so any of them can get it.”
Watch the entire interview with Rob Font and Calvin Kattar in the video above.