Patricky Pitbull Wants On Bellator 203
For the first time in their careers, the Pitbull brothers want on the same card, as Patricky wants to join his brother Patricio on the card for Bellator 203.
Patricio is set to defend his featherweight title on the July 14th card against Daniel Weichel, and per a report from MMA Junkie, Patricky is looking for a lightweight fight for Bellator’s debut in Rome.
After being on a combined 37 cards while under the Bellator banner, they are in a place where they can figh on the same card and not be worried about one another..
“We fought a couple times in the same night,” Patricky told MMAjunkie through an interpreter. “We’d worry about each other and not focus entirely on ourselves. The first time we fought on the same night, Patricio’s fight was right after mine, and he was shadow boxing and warming up ringside while I was fighting. But we’re more mature now, and we don’t think it’ll get in the way.
“Last year there was a possibility of both of us and Leandro Higo being on the same card together, but we needed a bigger structure and more people than we had available at the time… A card with me and my brother, if promoted well, is something huge. Our ratings numbers have always been above average for Bellator, some way above, and the fact of two brothers fighting on the same night creates even more intrigue. The best case scenario would be to fight (Bellator lightweight champion Brett) Primus, but I know they’re saving him for (Michael) Chandler, so as a second option I’d like any big European name with a big fanbase there, someone the fans would be excited to see.
Its not just for the ability to fight on the same card as his brother, Patricky also has been fascinated by the history of Rome and wants to be able to fight there.
“I’m fascinated by Rome and the gladiators; it’s a land where great warriors battled, a historic place, and I’d be very happy to fight there,” Patricky said.
“I always wanted to visit the city and feel that atmosphere. It’s a shame the fights can’t take place in the Colosseum, though. Bellator used to have the gladiator image, too, so all this means a lot to me.”
Original story: MMA Junkie