Reigning Bellator Heavyweight Champion Ryan Bader is willing to postpone his title defense in order to compete in the Bellator Light Heavyweight Grand Prix.
“I was planning to defend the heavyweight title, but with the signing of Yoel Romero and Anthony Johnson there are rumors of a likely Bellator light heavyweight grand prix,” said the American fighter. “Vadim Nemkov, Corey Anderson, Phil Davis, Yoel Romero, Anthony Johnson, Lyoto Machida, myself, and Gegard Musasi are a crazy line-up. At the moment, the light heavyweight division is overflowing with talent, and if I do not participate in this grand prix, I will regret it my whole life. “
According to Bellator’s plan, Ryan Bader is to fight in the heavyweight division against Timothy Johnson. The title fight can take place in February-March next year.