The incredible career of ‘John’ Wayne Parr is not over yet, with the multiple-time world champion announcing on Friday that he had re-signed with Bellator Kickboxing for another three fights.
The contract extension comes after a successful stint on the global kickboxing promotion with Parr winning two of his three fights via knockout, and the third bout a controversial decision loss to little-known Portuguese fighter Eder Lopes. The new contract offers Parr the opportunity to notch up his 100th career win, with the Australian currently sitting on 99.
The event, Bellator’s first to be held in Rome, will feature a Lightweight World title fight between Giorgio Petrosyan and Chingiz Allazov, while Featherweight champion Kevin Ross will defend his title against former Glory champion Gabriel Varga.
Yeeeeeew, just got sent my new @bellatorkb contract for three more fights. Thank you Scott Coker, @mikekogan and all the staff at Bellator for having me back again. I’m so proud to be representing Australia on one of the worlds leading fight promotion 😊🙏🏻. I don’t like to brag, but I’m now the highest paid athlete in combat sports, ever! (Insert sarcasm. There is another fighter in bellator that said the same quote, but was serious 🤦🏻♂️) #bellator #monsterenergy #triumphunited #stillemployed
As a former pro/am Muaythai fighter, current trainer and fresh BJJ White Belt my life revolves around all things concerning the ‘hurt business’. If it involves punches, kicks, knees and elbows than I’m interested! On the side I’m a self-confessed Melbourne Victory tragic and marketing professional by day.