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Joe Warren respects Darrion Caldwell, still plans to ‘beat the hell’ out of him

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Joe Warren can’t say enough about Darrion Caldwell. There is a load of respect there from the grizzled veteran toward the up-and-coming star.

Why? Caldwell won an NCAA wrestling national championship. Warren was close to competing in the Olympic as a wrestler, but the closest he came to a Division I title was third place.

So, Warren will bring that admiration into his fight with Caldwell in the Bellator 151 main event Friday at WinStar World Casino in Thackerville, Okla. He also plans on bringing a can of whoop ass.

“It’s as tough as it gets,” Warren said of winning the NCAA title. “So, I have complete respect for the kid. He’s been extremely nice to me and I like his family. He comes from a good place. That being said, he’s still a body in front of me for me to beat the hell out of so I can get my belt back. I respect the kid, but that doesn’t mean I’m not gonna beat him up.”

Warren, 39, didn’t plan on talking any trash before this fight, which is a contrast to previous encounters. Put a live mic in front of the “Baddest Man on the Planet” and you’re sure to get something incendiary. Just ask him about Bellator bantamweight title contender Eduardo Dantas, who has a history with Warren and slammed him in recent interviews.

“I want to smash his teeth in his throat, so he can’t talk anymore,” Warren said. “That would be nice for me.”

The grizzled veteran doesn’t have those same emotions for Caldwell. Warren didn’t really want to talk any crap, but he’s always going to tell it like it is — or at least how it is through his scope. Warren (13-4) is likely a win away from a shot at the bantamweight title ….View full article

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