James Gallagher is returning to the Bellator cage this Friday after injuries resulted him in not fighting for almost a year. The rising Irish prospect was supposed to headline a main event in Ireland before pulling out due to injury.
“I had the world at my feet, “Gallagher said. “I was going to be the main event in my home country and it all got taken away from me. It’s the most devastating thing that’s ever happened, but I’m thankful. It was a good learning process for the future of my career. It taught me how to overcome difficult times and face adversity. I’ve got that mindset, it’s led me to be unbreakable. I’m gonna go in there and not only look as good as I did previously but better. I’ve never been better, the stuff that I’ve learned while away. It’s fun in there for me. It’s not like a big high-pressure situation and I think that’s what ring rust does, people can’t deal with the pressure. they choke up. I eat pressure every day for breakfast. I don’t give a f**k about stepping in there. I used to fight every Friday after school, what’s the difference of being in the arena? That’s what I thrive off of.”
Gallagher is going to fight in the Bantamweight division after amassing a 7-0 record at Featherweight and he isn’t shy about calling out exactly how he will win against his opponent Ricky Bandejas on Friday.
“First round finish and I’ll be happy,” he said. “I can see him coming in rushing, me clipping him and I’ll drop him with a shot on the feet and I reckon I’ll submit him in the first round.”