AJ McKee Says He’ll Defeat Patricio Pitbull Again, Then Take Belt From Brother, Patricky Pitbull
AJ McKee plans to destroy the Pitbull brothers’ legacy.
McKee, the new Bellator featherweight champion and No. 1 ranked pound-for-pound fighter of the promotion, is going to hold a rematch against one of the best Bellator fighters, Patricio “Pitbull” Freire.
Freire is a former double champion of Bellator. However, he lost the featherweight title against McKee and vacated the lightweight title to focus on a featherweight title fight and rematch against McKee and for his brother, Patricky, to win this title against Peter Queally.
At the press conference, McKee said that he is going to destroy Freire in the rematch and, after that, aims to earn the lightweight belt too.
“I’m always respectful, but when you cross that line, that’s the line — things got to get dealt with,” McKee said.
“…I’m the champ, so I’d like to carry myself differently. But the first fight was like picking at the brother, you know what I mean? And this fight, I’m just looking forward to going out there and really putting on a show, man. I’m looking forward to being the champ-champ, so his brother’s got the belt — a ‘Pitbull’ is a ‘Pitbull’ to me.”
“To be a champion, you must beat a champion though. Remember that. … I beat once. I’ll beat your brother and you again.”
Pitbull said that McKee could only dream about that.
“What do you mean dream? It’s going to happen, bro,” McKee shot back. “It’s going to happen. It’s inevitable… I’m going to destroy the ‘Pitbull’ legacy.”
Check out the card for Bellator 277 on Friday, April 15:
- AJ McKee Jr. vs. Patricio Pitbull145 lbs
- Vadim Nemkov vs. Corey Anderson205 lbs
- Aaron Pico vs. Adli Edwards145 lbs
- Tim Johnson vs. Linton Vassell265 lbs
- Tyrell Fortune vs. Rakim Cleveland265 lbs
- D. Yagshimuradov vs. Rafael Carvalho185 lbs
- Gaston Bolaños vs. Daniel Carey145 lbs
- Kyle Crutchmer vs. Michael Lombardo170 lbs
- Bobby Seronio III vs. Calob Ramirez135 lbs
- Tyson Miller vs. Rhalan Gracie170 lbs
- E. De Los Santos vs. Alberto Mendez125 lbs
- S. Hernandez vs. Rogelio Luna145 lbs
- Laird Anderson vs. JT Donaldson145 lbs
- Theo Haig vs. Alan Benson205 lbs