Cheick Kongo Talks Bellator 199 Ayala Fight, “Gatekeeper” Label + Absence From HW Grand Prix

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MMA H.E.A.T.’s Karyn Bryant spoke via Skype with Bellator Heavyweight Cheick Kongo and heard what he had to say about his upcoming fight with Javy Ayala, set for Bellator 199 on May 12, 2018. Cheick talks about fighting Ayala while riding a five fight win streak, his curious absence from the Bellator World Grand Prix, the “gatekeeper” position he’s often been put in and more.

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10 Comments on "Cheick Kongo Talks Bellator 199 Ayala Fight, “Gatekeeper” Label + Absence From HW Grand Prix"

  1. Cheick Kongo should have been in the Bellator Heavyweight Tournament. Just like Bobby Lashley and Justin Wren and Sergei Kharitonov should have been in the Bellator Heavyweight Tournament. The Bellator Heavyweight Tournament was a joke the way it was setup by Scott Coker's Bellator regime. Leave out Bellator's legitimate established heavyweights and put two known PED cheaters, Chael Sonnen and Frank Mir, who were actually suspended for PED use.

  2. The Banana Hammock King returns!!! KB and Cheick always make for an awesome interview. Can't believe he sells Medical Devices as a side job. Hard for me imagining Kongo making a sales presentation. I could never say no. Such a nice guy who can whoop you bad if he wanted to.

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