One of the fastest rising prospects in the UK scene, Cal Pacino” Ellenor (6-1) is on the heels of breaking into the international market, with continued interest from Bellator alongside other European opportunities. James Gallagher has been training with Kavanagh since he was 13-years old and while he's faced adversity in his career, Kavanagh notes the experience that Gallagher has amassed in the lead up to his fight against Cal Ellenor at Bellator London in May.
Although there seems to be more interest than ever in a fight between James Gallagher and Cal Ellenor ahead of their third scheduled bout in the main event of Bellator London on May 16, the Sunderland native still questions if the Irish bantamweight was really forced out of their second booking due to injury.
Gallagher, a rising Bellator bantamweight prospect and Conor McGregor protégé, was two minutes into an interview with MMA Junkie on Monday when he spotted Ellenor walking into the room at Viacom Headquarters. Bellator Dublin: Gallagher vs. Salazar and Bellator 227: Henderson vs. Jury takes place tonight at the 3Arena in Dublin.
Ellenor, who hails from Grindon and trains under two-time Bellator representative Andrew Fisher (17-8-1) at Team Fish Tank MMA in Seaham, can't wait to compete on an elite stage in front of friends and family on the weekend. I've been offered 2 fights on Bellator against good opponents on short notice, to which I have accepted both times only to have the fights fall through.
A member of Bellator's security team spotted Gallagher walking toward Ellenor and stopped him before he could charge at him. Speaking to MMA Fighting , CAL ELLENOR INTERVIEW Ellenor said that Gallagher had claimed that he could not lift his gym bag, where the day after that, he put out a picture of himself with his gym bag.
Ellenor later revealed that a concerning brain scan led to his withdrawal from the fight with doctors telling him at the time that he may not be able to compete again. Ellenor addressed the fact that Gallagher had commented on panic attacks before fights and had in past considered pulling out of fights, Cal thinks this is the reason for the injury claim.
In addition to McGregor, SBG Ireland is home to another brash talker in rising Bellator star James Gallagher, who not only put on a show inside the cage, but knows how to talk trash and sell fights outside it. Speaking to Fight & Talk , Ellenor said: It's going to work out even worse for James - he should have just took the beating he was going to get then and handle it like a man.
For John Kavanagh, getting both a Bellator world title and UFC world title would be a dream come true. England's Cal Ellenor chats to MMA Junkie on Bellator Europe 6 media day ahead of his fight with James Gallagher at Bellator Europe 7 on Feb. LAST WEEK The English Gangster's” Paradise had turned into hell - now after a traumatic brain scan ordeal Cal Pacino” Ellenor is desperate for his shot at James Gallagher.
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Stopping Gallagher in his tracks would certainly wake people up. While Bellator's European series is a huge step in the right direction, Ellenor believes the promotion must do more to build European-based stars and look beyond those coming out of John Kavanagh's Straight Blast Gym - the place where Conor McGregor honed his skills and where Gallagher currently learns and develops his craft.
My goals and ambitions are all held in MMA though and I feel that preparing for a fight in boxing would take away my attention and I want to keep moving forward and stay busy in martial arts. Ellenor (8-2) is 3-1 across his last four fights, and won his Bellator MMA debut at Bellator: Newcastle earlier this year.