At the Bellator 263 press conference on Thursday, things followed an almost dangerous path. After a fierce debate between featherweight champion Patrício Freire and challenger AJ McKee, top candidates tried to steal the belt from the Brazilian table, and the debate turned into a brawl, but controlled in time. it was done.
It all started when both men felt despised when their opponents mentioned each other’s family at a press conference. Thankfully, no one was injured or beaten in this incident.
You can see the whole discussion develops below:
Tensions arose when AJ’s father and coach, former fighter Antonio McKee, began to talk about the many benefits his son believed was better than Patricio. Patricio had the opportunity to respond, but when Pitbull and AJ mentioned each other’s family, the conversation went out of control.
“We are psychics, or some prophecy is happening here,” Antonio said. “This has been all written since he was 3 years old, it happened in stages. He wrote a million dollar check at the age of 10 and couldn’t even spell a million. I We need to make sure we carry ourselves with respect and pride. We want to be respected and trendsetters for those who want to play this sport. ”
“We want to be an example. It’s up to him,” McKee continued. “He has an IQ when he is there. He knows what he is doing, I am very confident in what he is doing, and I give him I believe. We don’t talk briefly about the Pitbull, we just tell the facts. My son is young, long, strong, fast, and doesn’t have the same mouth. “
Prior to the turmoil, Pitbull mentioned that McKee wasn’t a very dangerous outing for him, and claimed that AJ was nervous about facing him. Freire went on to compare McKee with Daniel Straus. Daniel Straus has already beaten three out of four Brazilians.
“This is one of the biggest fights in my career. I’ve also fought some very tough guys. I’ve defeated revenge Michael Chandler. Now I’m showing my talent It’s a new opportunity. He’s so nervous that he doesn’t want to be in the cage. When the enemy is making a mistake, don’t disturb. I fought someone like McKee four times, it’s It was Daniel Straus. I feel comfortable. There are some training partners like him in the gym. “
Freire and McKee are expected to meet at the Bellator 263 main event for the Grand Prix Final featherweight belt. This card will be held on July 31st in Inglewood, CA.
– MMA Sports
Bellator 263 Video: AJ McKee robs Patrício Freire’s belt with a presser and “Pitbull” is hit by a storm
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