Patricio Pitbull planning switch to 135 pounds for ‘legend’ status after cleaning out 145 towards Adam Borics, Aaron Pico
Patricio Pitbull wishes double champion status once yet again in Bellator, then again this time he’s aiming for the bantamweight title.
The featherweight king defends his throne towards Adam Borics at Saturday evening time’s Bellator 286 in Long Beach, Calif., and discussed on this week’s episode of MMA Fighting’s Trocação Franca that he’s two wins transparent of adverse for the 135-pound championship.
“My function is to clean the dep. out but yet one more time,” Pitbull discussed. “I’m already saying that my next challenger, if God allows and I offer protection to the title towards Adam Borics, will likely be Aaron Pico. I consider he’s doing neatly inside the division. I want to offer protection to the title two instances — I gained’t vacate it, I’ll keep my title, then again I’ll check out a shot at the one below. I’ll you must be double champion but yet one more time, this time happening as an alternative of up.”
Pico is on a six-fight a hit streak in Bellator with 5 finishes and is lately slated to face Jeremy Kennedy on Oct. 1. Borics, the last man to conquer Pico in 2019, difficult eventualities Pitbull after amassing 4 wins in a row to push his impressive MMA report back to 18-1.
Pitbull gained the 155-pound gold by means of knocking out Michael Chandler, then again under no circumstances intended to stay inside the division. His sole explanation why at the time, he discussed, was once to avenge his brother Patricky Pitbull and beat Chandler. With Patricky now the Bellator lightweight titleholder, Patricio need to chase champ-champ status yet again, then again has no plans of creating bantamweight space.
“I already prompt [Bellator] internally they in most cases liked the idea,” Pitbull discussed. “When I talked to them previous to, they might the [bantamweight] grand prix taking place and I actually couldn’t be on it. I’m fast then again I’m very compact. My legs are very tough, my upper body is thick, the neck … I would wish correct art work for a battle [at 135] then again not a grand prix, where I should make weight plenty of events one by one. Then again for a reputation battle, to take the legend step, I consider it actually works.
“I’m not taking into account the idea of staying at bantamweight,” he persevered. “Featherweight is my division, it actually works actually neatly for me. I don’t go through at 155 and I stay tough and devour neatly, then again 145 is my division. Knowing that my fighters come from 185 or even 195, that’s where I do upper. And bantamweight is out of the question. This is child’s weight, girly weight [laughs], it doesn’t art work for me. I tried to stay at this division but it surely definitely doesn’t art work. I best fought there in the beginning of my career.”
That discussed, Pitbull doesn’t indicate he plans on happening to 135 to win the belt and now not offer protection to it. If the opponent is proper, he’s open to making the decrease more than once. The dept lately has two champions, with Raufeon Stots claiming the period in-between title while Sergio Pettis recovers from an injury.
“If there’s anyone to offer protection to the title and it’s good, I’ll offer protection to it,” Pitbull discussed of his switch to bantamweight, “then again only if it’s an issue. Challenging eventualities are what switch me, actually. If there’s something interesting, we’ll transfer there and get it accomplished. Then again staying in this division [forever], to me, it’s unattainable.”