Inglewood, CA – After a layoff of over a year due to injury Bellator featherweight Henry Corrales announced his return with a victory after he took a decision over Akhmed Magomedov at Bellator 290 on Saturday.
“Yeah the guy was tough. I haven’t fought in over a year. I had a little surgery and I had to take some time off. Dude they hit me up and they were like…I hadn’t even been wrestling. This was in like December. Haven’t done sh*t I was still rehabbing this surgery,” Corrales told Cageside Press among other media at his post-fight scrum.
“They were like hey you want to fight this undefeated Dagestani guy? And for a split second I was like, dude, let me maybe fight a stand up guy,” Corrales said.
“Just the thought of that, I had to walk to the mirror and call my reflection a little b*tch, and then I hit up my manager I was like f*ck it. Let’s get this guy. Hit up my team and they got me ready for this guy.”
With Magomedov’s grappling ability a clear advantage for the Dagestani, Corrales employed a game plan that he hope would keep the fight standing.
“I didn’t think he was going to stand with me that much, but my takedown defense…it held up pretty well. I fought for positioning and he didn’t make it easy for me man. I was out there working,” said Corrales.
So what’s next for Corrales now that he’s made his return?
“That’s three straight now. I need to crack that top 10 start making some real money.”
Watch the entire post-fight scrum with Henry Corrales above.