Sparks earned his spot on the Bellator roster with a devastating 50-second knockout of the previously undefeated Greg Maynard during Bellator 30 in September of this year. Sparks will take part in Bellator’s next heavyweight tournament, slated to take place in 2011.
The 6’4”, 265-pound Louisville native owns a flawless 6-0 professional record with five of his victories coming by way of knockout. The total time of those five knockouts is just three minutes and 14 seconds.
“I want to be like Mike Tyson was in the 1980’s,” said Sparks. “I’m coming in there to knock you out, and that’s just the way I’m going to come. I’m coming in there to rip your head off. I want to catch them on the chin and be done with them.”
Before going pro in 2006, Sparks amassed an unblemished amateur MMA record of 5-0.
Looking toward the next level of his career, the 36 year old is eager to bring his tenacity to the Bellator cage.
“When that bell rings and I come out, people are going to be like, ‘This guy is for real,’ because when I come across that cage, I’m going to be throwing hell for a good 15 minutes,” said Sparks. “I want the Bellator heavyweight title, and I’ll be ready to go through hell to get it.”