[Video] Is Aaron Chalmers Bellator Bound? ‘Baby Slice Can’t Hide Forever’
Aaron Chalmers went 3-0 in first year of professional MMA and he’s planning to make 2018 just as big.
The ex-Geordie Shore star recorded three stoppage wins under the BAMMA promotional banner last year and has now set his sights on a big time fight with Bellator MMA fighter, Kevin “Baby Slice” Ferguson Jr.
With Scott Coker in attendance at BAMMA 34 last Friday, Chalmers didn’t let the opportunity to introduce himself pass him by and after speaking with the Bellator CEO, they posed for pictures afterwards.
Speaking to MMANytt.com at the show, Chalmers revealed he still has eyes on the Baby Slice fight.
“Well, I made the statement last time out, I want Baby Slice,” Chalmers said.
“He can’t hide forever.
“I’ve put it out there, so I’m going to be coming for him.
“Whether that’s this year or next, I’m going to be coming for him.”
Coker admitted backstage in another interview with MMANytt that there was interest in having Chalmers fight on the Bellator 200 fight card coming up on May 25 and that he was going to be having a conversation with BAMMA CEO David Green to see if it could happen (See HERE).
According to Chalmers, he will be taking his next fight at lightweight
“Yup, I’m just back training,” Chalmers said.
“I had a few weeks off after Christmas, as you do.
“I’m looking to move down a weight to 70 kilos because even though everything is going well at welterweight, when I first started my camp I was 87, but now I’m 81 so I think it will be a lot easier to cut down to the 70 mark.
“At 77 there are just some big, big lads who are cutting from 90 and stuff, so if I’m walking around at 81, by the time they’ve refuelled there’s going to be a big 6 or 7 kilo difference.
“That’s the plan to move down.”
When that lightweight debut takes place is still up in the air. Chalmers believes he will need 2 to 3 months to prepare for his 155-pounds debut.
“I don’t know when I’m fighting next, but I’m back in camp now so I probably won’t be fighting for the next 8 to 10 weeks anyway,” Chalmers said.
“If it’s 10 weeks time or 12 week time I fight, I’m going to aim for 1 kilo a week which is more than doable.
“Towards the end I normally cut 2 or 3 kilos of water, but it’s doable.
“In my first fight camp I walked in 88 straight off [being] an alcoholic from Geordie Shore and I cut down to 77 and I was bang on weight.
“The thing is, people always say this and that, but I came in a year ago and I’ve always made weight.
“I’ve got a good team behind us and I’ve got a nutritionist, so it can be done.”
Watch the full interview: