Corey Samuels reflects on his 10-second KO win at Bellator 261
Corey Samuels (3-2) lived up to his nickname Lightning Wolf to knockout Isaiah Hokit within 10 seconds of his Bellator debut. His quick finish at the Bellator 261 prelims earned him the third win of his pro MMA career. Speaking to media at a post-fight news conference, Samuels said this was a great way to announce his arrival at the organization. He remarked: “What I wanted to do is basically let everyone know I’m here. Even in my amateur career, everybody has been doubting me, like, ‘Oh, he’s not going to do this,’ and all that.”
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To say the least, Samuels has drawn the MMA fraternity’s attention to himself in no time with the fourth-fastest finish in Bellator history. Even Bellator CEO Scott Coker was compelled to share a highlight of Samuel’s finish on social media. Samuels hasn’t yet landed a Bellator contract, but that doesn’t look too far away after entering the history books.
The Wolf is expecting Scott Coker to rope him in with a contract agreement. “I hope (they keep me), or I’ll knock somebody else out somewhere else,” Samuels said.