Roger Huerta is taking a break from playing the role of digital videogame characters in live-action movies and his signed with Bellator Fighting Championships. The Former UFC veteran and Tekken star has confirmed that he will be taking part in Bellator’s eight-man lightweight tournament.
“The chance to be a part of this year’s Bellator tournament was an opportunity that I just couldn’t pass up,”
I’m at the point in my career where I need a fight,” “I wanted to put in as many fights this year as possible. The best way to do that is to fight for Bellator. I have the possibility of fighting four times this year. I fought five times in ’07.”
“I think Bellator is the next big thing in this sport. I love the tournament format and the awesome talent that they have at 155 will give me a chance to prove myself as one of the top lightweights in the world.”
We love tournament formats too and with a small college basketball tournament that no one cares about starting right around the corner Huerta sees the perfect analogy:
“It’s like March Madness,” “The best team is going to win. It doesn’t matter how you start season. It’s how you finish. Fans want to see me fight constantly. I want that too. In order for that to happen, I’ve got to win. These guys are like caged pit bulls. When you let them out of their cage, it’s going to be intense. I’ve been caged lately.”
The first round of the Bellator 2.0 tournament is going down April 8th in Hollywood, Florida and will then hopefully coincide with the recent announcement of Bellator rocking Chicago and Boston with nationally televised shows starting April 15th until the end of the year. Hopefully Huerta wont have the same fate as his Tekken co-star Cung Le, who lost to Scott Smith via face indentation after a long break from fighting filming movies about video games about fighting. [source]