Cheick Kongo on Sergei Kharitonov Bellator 265 main event

18Aug

Cheick Kongo takes on Sergei Kharitonov at the Bellator 265 main event. It goes down on Friday, August 20th, and the heavyweight clash broadcasts on Showtime.

Kongo came on Bowks Talking Bouts to cover several subjects such as:

-The relatively recent legalization of MMA in France

-Modern french heavyweights like Ciryl Gane, Francis Ngannou, etc

-Thinking he'd retire before France legalized MMA and the bittersweet dynamics of fighting in his home country

-Overall thoughts on the matchup with Sergei Kharitonov

-If Kongo feels slighted by the promotion leading into this one

-The 10 year anniversary of Kongo's iconic Pat Barry stoppage

-The 20 year anniversary of Kongo's debut in mixed martial arts earlier this summer

-Kongo's lengthy training relationship with Rampage Jackson that continues today

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