Remember when John Wayne Parr retired?
I'm not sure that JWP remembers that, even, because he got the itch to come back and did. Back in 2012 he was going to retire, he fought his first Caged Muay Thai bout and got that itch after just a few months. He's now ten fights deep after his retirement and if you've ever spoken to or heard an interview with him, it shouldn't come as a shock to you. The guy just loves to fight.
Last year he appeared in Lion Fight and America's interest in The Gunslinger is as real as ever. Now it looks like Bellator Kickboxing has scooped up the legendary JWP and he'll be making his Bellator Kickboxing debut in early 2017. Awesome, right?
Well after not much sleep after hearing the news. I'm happy to announce 2017 i will be part of @bellatorkb promotions. Big thank you to my homie @hansmolenkamp who has helped me so much. For years he has sponsored me with @triumphunited gear. Last year hooked me up with @monsterenergy as a sponsor. Yesterday put me on the phone to speak personally with Scott Coker while they were both in London. Words can not deserve how happy I am to be given this opportunity, and to once again represent my country Australia on such a massive promotion. First fight should be early next year. Possibly either California or New York! #sohappy #domybestforaustralia #livingthedream