AJ McKee: ‘It’s Time For Bellator To Show What My Value Is’
After dethroning Patricio Freire, AJ McKee said he wants to be paid his value.
McKee said he wants to replicate a Floyd Mayweather mindset and renegotiate his contract with Bellator as an undefeated champion.
“We’ve got to sit down and talk some numbers,” McKee said. “I made a million, so we’ve got to sit down and talk and see what’s next. That millionaire mindset. That Floyd ‘Money’ (Mayweather) thing.”
McKee (18-0) made history at Bellator 263 when he defeated Freire, the long-time Bellator champion. The 26-year-old snatched his victory via first-round standing guillotine choke for the featherweight title.
The fighter said he’s looking forward to “sit down and talk” about his contract.
“It’s a conversation to have. I think we’ll come to an agreement,” McKee said. “There’s things I want to do out there… There’s things we want to do out there.”
“It’s time for Bellator to show what my value is,” he added.
McKee said he’s in no rush, but he’s looking to obtain another title belt.
“This is just the beginning. That’s the crazy part, “ he said. “This is the first world title and I haven’t even defended it yet. I’m looking to get that second world title. That’s what I’ve been calling. Champ-champ.”