Daniel Gonzalez: Making Flyweight Great for Bellator at Bellator 183

No matter the arena, the champions of Bellator MMA are top of mind for every visitor to their events, as the elite at nearly every weight class wave in the rafters.

One division yet to be posterized: flyweight, and Daniel ‘Prodigy’ Gonzalez (1-0), as he shared on Episode 76 of the @norcalfightmma Podcast (link here), envisions himself as the 125-pound face of Bellator.

Bellator 183 welcomes Gonzalez for his promotional debut on September 23, 2017. The young product of American Kickboxing Academy (AKA) will light the fuse to Bellator 183’s prelims against Anthony Castrejon (1-1) and intends on creating an explosive need for Bellator’s decision-makers to construct a hierarchy of flyweights.

Throughout the interview, Gonzalez grinned from ear-to-ear at the thought of gracing the center of Bellator’s iron gates in the near future, but its his pursuit of a legacy, with iron fists to anchor potential and flashy footwork to lead the way, that grips the attention of his Bay Area fanbase:

“They [Bellator] have those flags of the bantamweight champion, the featherweight champion, the ’this and this’ champion; I’m like: there’s no flyweight champion—that’s interesting. Once they put me on this card, they’re going to want to sit down and have a meeting and say, ‘Hey man, we need to start opening a division.’”

By preparing a performance for the punctuation mark, Gonzalez sentences his opponents to an excessive degree of punishment; moreover, all of his training leading in to Bellator 183 was fixated on a bold exclamation point,

“That was my whole goal in this camp, to make a huge statemanet and have everyone in that arena open their eyes.”

According to Gonzalez, those inside San Jose’s SAP Center and viewers of Bellator 183’s prelims, found online at bellator.com, will be eager for the next chapter in his career.

Follow Daniel ‘Prodigy’ Gonzalez at:

Twitter: @prodigydan1

Instagram: @prodigydan

Be sure to listen to Episode 76 of the @norcalfightmma Podcast in its entirety at:


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