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Emanuel Newton Says King Mo Was Cocky in Bellator 90 Fight

February 26, 2013 | Posted by Larry Csonka

- Emanuel Newton recently spoke about his Bellator 90 victory over King Mo. Here are the highlights…

On Mo Fighting Cocky: “I think it was cockiness more than anything. He was so – I’m not going to say full of himself – but he in his mind, there was no way I was going to beat him.”

On The Spinning Backfist Finish: “It’s just a part of my arsenal,” Newton said. “I throw the spinning backfist from an awkward position, like a retreating move.”

On Mo Using The Mayweather Style: “The (Floyd) Mayweather style, I think that he’s long, so I feel that it really works for him,” he said. “But when we would exchange and he backed up, his hands were down. And I was even thinking, ‘Man, I’m either going to throw a spinning backfist or a spinning hook kick, and it’s going to land.’ It just happened that the spinning backfist came first. I just think everyone that has been following Mo said, ‘You’re going to destroy this guy.’ But I think once we got in there and we started mixing it up, I saw him start to get a little hesitant to really come in and throw everything at me.”

Credit: mmajunkie.com

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