Bellator light heavyweight champion Attila Vegh made comments yesterday on a Polish website that he was not injured and being forced to sit on the sidelines so Emanuel Newton and Muhammed “King Mo” Lawal can have their rematch.
After the Polish website MMArock.pl released their interview with Vegh, Bellator has responded back through a statement on Sunday.
In the statement, Bellator claims that the story that was published by United States websites had “inaccurate and misleading information.” The full statement from Bellator along with medical records of Vegh are below.
Numerous websites yesterday posted a story regarding Attila Vegh and statements he allegedly made to a reporter while in Poland. The interview was done in Slovakian, through a reporter speaking Polish, and a number of US websites published the story with inaccurate and misleading information.
Please see the attached medical report to this email, a doctor’s report provided to Bellator by Attila’s doctor detailing his injury and instructing him to do nothing for 2 months.
Additionally, Attila has confirmed that his statements were not translated correctly and were not accurate. Attila was fully aware that Bellator made numerous attempts to schedule his world title defense vs. Emmanuel Newton, and that his injury prevented that bout from occurring and that Bellator was going to schedule an interim world title fight because of the delays.
Attila will be facing the winner of the Newton vs. Mo Interim World Title fight in early 2014.