Aaron Chalmers Says He Will Finish Ash Griffiths In One Round At Bellator 200
Bellator 199 is in the books and we are less than two weeks away from Bellator 200 and the fourth fight of Aaron Chalmers’ MMA career.
The Geordie will be making his Bellator MMA debut against fellow Brit Ash Griffiths (4-6) on May 25 and things have been heating up between in the pair in the last week or so.
Chalmers (3-0) has been on the receiving end of plenty of criticism since making his MMA debut a year ago but has won all of his fights so far inside the first round. On May 25 he will be looking to keep his perfect record intact and speaking to MMANytt.com this past weekend at BAMMA 35, he says he’s ignoring everything Griffiths is saying about him.
“I only found out the other day that he’s a K1 champion,” Chalmers said. “Apparently he’s also been talking a lot of s*** saying he’s going to do this, this and this, but they all say the same, they all come up with the same stuff, and they all f***ing fall when I hit them so we will see. In two weeks we will see if he backs up everything he’s been saying.
“To be fair he’s not even saying that much, he’s just saying s*** about my hair and my eyebrows. He’s not talking about my fighting, so I’ll let him talk about whatever he wants. Come fight night, I’ve trained as hard as I’ve ever trained so I’m more than ready for his fight. More than ready.”
Last Friday, things got very interesting when Griffiths made the claim in an interview that he’d bet his life savings on him beating Chalmers at Bellator 200. Chalmers’ management responded to the claim by requesting Griffiths to put his money on the table, but the wager fizzled after both parties couldn’t come to terms of what would be on the line . Chalmers gave his perspective on how it all went down.
“Apparently he said he’d put his life savings on him beating us,” Chalmers said. “I mean, it’s easy to bet your life savings when you haven’t got any, you know what I mean.
“So I just said if you’re that confident, bet your purse and I’ll match your purse. Apparently his team came at me saying ‘we’ll bet your purse.’ So my management said ‘we’ll bet our purse, but you have to match it.’ Then it all fell apart because they were saying ‘you are trying to put it on us and bully us.’
“I just keep out of it. If my management wants to bet on us then [so be it]. I wouldn’t go into a fight thinking I’m going to lose so if they want to bet the full purse then they can bet the full purse. I’m more than confident in my capabilities. This camp has been f***ing tremendous. So if me manager bets my full purse it looks like I’m going to be even more rich.”
Purses won’t be on the line come May 25 but bragging rights and pride almost certainly will be. Chalmers has two wins via knockout and one submission already on his record and he says that at Bellator 200 he will be adding another first round finish to his collection.
“My official prediction, I’m going to go with what I’ve done every fight and that’s a first round KO,” Chalmers said. “I will do it.”
Watch the full interview with Chalmers here: