Ricardo Arona refused Bellator’s offer, not physically fit to fight

June 11, 2014 10:23 am Leave your thoughts
bjorn rebneyPNG

Former PRIDE FC veteran Ricardo Arona (14-5 MMA) has not competed in mixed martial arts since a 2009 win over Marvin Eastman in Brazil.

“The Brazilian Tiger” was recently offered a contract to fight under the Bellator banner, but he has declined. The 35-year-old told Rádio Globo that he couldn’t accept the deal because of physical issues and that he is still thinking about which genre of combat sport he will return to:

“I think about “Rampage” and other guys from my time that I would fight again for sure but I can’t right now. I’ve been giving dates for a long time but now I know that it can’t be like that. I want to fight, Bellator’s offer is good but I can’t give a right date, hour, nothing. At first, I need to be 100 percent recovered and this is going to be at the right time. When I’m ready, I’ll see how is better to be back, if fighting Jiu-Jitsu, Submission or MMA.”

Ricardo Arona holds wins over a handful of notable fighters including Alistair Overeem, Wanderlei Silva, Dan Henderson and Murilo Rua.

Source: Bloodyelbow

Stay tuned to BJPENN.com for all your MMA news!

Tags: , , , , , , , , , ,

About BJPENN.com

Shouted out after victory to the UFC masses, BJPENN.COM is the home to multiple time champion BJ Penn. After a decade of on-line operation BJPENN.COM has evolved into the most reliable destination for all your fighter interviews, fighter blogs and MMA/UFC news stories.

Advertise wtih us

Please contact us for all advertising inquiries.
Download Media Kit