LONDON – Luke Trainer needs to make his mark contained in the Bellator cage, then change the lives of susceptible youngsters outdoors it.
The 25-year-old English gentle heavyweight prospect heads into his second bout as a Bellator fighter on Friday at Bellator 267, which takes place on the SSE Arena, Wembley, London. The major card streams stay on Showtime following prelims on MMA Junkie.
But, whereas most up-and-coming prospects have their sights set on private glory, Trainer (4-0 MMA, 1-0 BMMA) is equally as targeted when speaking about his targets away from the cage.
Having been introduced up in a household that often fostered youngsters, Trainer has totally purchased into the method and mentioned that he needs to take his success as knowledgeable fighter and use it to enhance youngsters’s lives.
Speaking to reporters, together with MMA Junkie, throughout a media day session in London, Trainer defined, “Growing up with my mother and father fostering, rising up with foster youngsters my entire life, I’ve discovered how blessed I’m and I’ve discovered the significance of serving to others, particularly youngsters.
“Children in care now could be my objective. Helping youngsters in care, doing what I can. Fortunately, I’m going to have a platform. Hopefully, I’m going to have a small fortune out of this profession. I’m going to have the ability to construct youngsters houses and I’m going to have the ability to supply one thing completely different with youngsters within the U.Ok. and in Europe and I’m going to do good issues.
“At the end of the day, that’s my purpose in life. To do good things for human beings and children in care is what I can specialize in.”
Trainer’s Bellator debut noticed him end Alex O’Toole in Milan in September 2020. Now he’s set to struggle on dwelling soil towards fellow countryman and former EFC middleweight champion Yannick Bahati in a bout he acknowledges because the hardest of his younger profession up to now.
“He’s a savage. On paper he’s much more experienced,” he admitted. “I consider I’m way more hungry. I consider I’m way more harmful. My skillset versus his skillset I believe I match up lots higher. I’ve a gameplan, let’s see if I execute it and I get the win.
“I believe this fight is going to be a war. I’m excited with this opponent being a savage, because the other opponents I’ve faced, I’ve felt like I’ve touched them they’ve either gone down, or they’ve panic shot. I think this guy’s going to be ready for a war, too and we get to give the fans what they want. They want blood, we’re going to give them blood.”
Trainer is clearly a person with a plan, each inside and outdoors the cage, and the Stevenage native mentioned he plans on calling his shot after he will get his hand raised on Friday night time.
“I’ll let you know after the fight – right after the fight,” he mentioned. “I’ve received successful record, so yeah. I’m coming. I’m not trying over Yannick, although. This goes to be a warfare. He’s a savage, I’m a savage. Once I get previous this human being I’m coming for the U.S.
“I see this fight going in so many ways. I will finish Yannick Bahati, that is my prediction. I’ve visualized this fight three times a day throughout the entire fight camp, with multiple different ways – if it goes on the feet, if it goes on the ground, however. But I expect a finish and how that goes, we’ll see.”