McCRORY RE-SIGNS WITH BINNS AS BELLATOR TITLE HUNT INTENSIFIES
LAS VEGAS — Surging middleweight powerhouse Tamdan “The Barn Cat” McCrory has re-signed with Binns Management, extending the prosperous partnership with a multi-year agreement.
McCrory, a six-time UFC veteran, has won both of his most recent fights in dominant and violent fashion — notching a 21-second KO over striking specialist Brennan Ward and a 66-second submission win over grappling specialist Jason Butcher, both under the Bellator FC banner.
Jimmy Binns Jr., the man behind Binns Management, couldn’t help but smile Wednesday morning when asked about re-signing McCrory, who’s regarded by many as the hottest and most dangerous fighter with Bellator FC.
“I couldn’t be happier to continue our professional relationship and I see a very bright future ahead of us,” Binns Jr. says, smiling. “I have put a lot into this game. And seeing guys like Tamdan achieve the kind of success he’s achieved, especially lately with Bellator, is what makes all the long hours and hard work not just worthwhile, but incredibly rewarding.”
“At the end of the day, Jimmy comes through when he’s needed,” McCrory adds when asked why he decided to re-sign with the management firm, adding, “Sometimes things don’t go our way — it’s nobody’s fault when it does — but when I’ve needed him, he’s always been there.
“He was betting on me when I wasn’t necessarily a winner — when I didn’t have any momentum — and that says a lot about a guy’s character,” the red-hot fighter continues. “I’m getting some calls now, now that I’m moving towards the top. But when you’ve got people supporting you at your lowest, you know they’re going to do everything they can to help you reach your highest.”
The highest for McCrory — or at least the next goal — is a Bellator FC middleweight title shot. Both Binns Jr. and McCrory see that goal coming to fruition in the not-too-distant future.
“This year,” Binns Jr. says with a smile, “we’re getting that belt around our waist. That’s where it belongs, and that’s where it’s going to be.”
“He knows what I’m worth and we’re going to keep pursuing that value until we get it,” McCrory adds, continuing, “He’s not afraid to pull up his sleeves and do work.”