The Gracie Barra product, Williams has always had his eye on Bellator and felt the time had come as he began campaigning for his contract right after his most recent victory over Dylan Atkinson last month. Williams was a bit hesitant at first when it came to making the announcement since he has no opponent booked just yet. But that doesn't mean he doesn't have some names in mind.
"I have quite a few people I want to call out." Williams says, "For one, there's this guy named James Gallagher, he is just the absolute worst. Biggest rip off artist I've ever seen." Sonnen asks who he's ripping off and Williams responds, "He's ripping off Conor (McGregor). He's literally doing the entire schtick. Same as Conor, comes out saying things like 'mama we made it!' blah, blah, blah. I mean, he got a chance to reinvent himself in a different promotion, he's young...I think even younger than me. And instead, he goes and does the exact same thing another person in his gym did."
Gallagher has received attention for mostly what Williams says whether people realize it or not. That along with being a fellow young and undefeated prospect in a deep 145 lb weight class. But the talented Irishman isn't the only one on Williams' radar.
"A.J. McKee. I think he's like 8-0 too, you know but he's not very impressive he's always gone to decision with most guys. He gets lucky and will throw a head kick that's sloppy and maybe catch somebody." Williams goes on, "And then we got this other guy, who if we're going to talk about fights, both(Gallagher and McKee) have double the fights that I do so I might not get them right away. But there's this Anthony Taylor kid who calls himself 'Pretty Boy' when he's not that pretty. I should be pretty boy. So when I beat him I'm going to take his nickname. It will be Cris 'Pretty Boy Sunshine' Williams."
Sonnen continues on to praise Williams for his tough choices in call outs and reasonably so. The man known as Sunshine has plenty of confidence to go along with his skills and isn't afraid to take on anyone. "I'll take any of them and humiliate them in one or two rounds tops." Williams finishes up with.
Cris Williams is 3-0 in his professional MMA career and 8-0 as an amateur. 9 of his 11 total bouts have ended by way of a finish(8 being submissions). One of the most fun personalities at 145 lbs already and one of the more promising stars. Despite what people might tell you...you will definitely want to keep your eyes on Sunshine.
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