Aaron PicoThe bumps on the road are a few years behind him. Recently, he has participated in a conversation about a featherweight title in Berator.
However, there is only one problem with this.Pico (9-3 MMA, 9-3 BMMA) has long said he has no intention of fighting friends or former teammates. AJ McKee (18-0 MMA, 18-0 BMMA), in July 2021, knocked out then-dual champion Patrício Freire to win Verator’s £ 145 title. And McKee said the same thing.
McKee in late 2020 was $ 100 million each, and he and Pico said they would fight. The comment puts his tongue on his cheek, given that he knew it would be an incredibly high payday after defeating Darrion Caldwell in the Bellator Featherweight Tournament Semifinal on his way to the title. rolled.
But Scott Coker, president of Bellator, isn’t too worried about what would happen if Pico were to line up with McKee later this year. McKee hasn’t lined up the first line of defense yet.
“They clearly feel a certain way to each other. I have full respect for it,” Coker recently told MMA Junkie. “We haven’t had that conversation at a particular level. That is, I’m not sitting with Aaron and saying,” Aaron, do you want to do this? ” Do you want it? And, “If you get to that first place (candidate), AJ is there and you want to be the champion …” None of these conversations are taking place.
“For me, it’s like having Aaron fight, keep fighting, keep him going, and when he reaches that point, we talk to him. But they want to fight each other. Obviously not. At one point, if Aaron could reach that point, he would probably have to have that conversation. This sport is so crazy-you never know. It could be perfectly lined up. There is sex, then one thing happens, and then you are heading in the other direction. “
Pico lost in a series of knockouts in 2019. But since then, he has won five consecutive victories, including four stops. His decision victory over Justin Gonzalez at Belator 271 last November was Gonzalez’s first defeat and the most notable victory in Pico’s streak.
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Coker does not emphasize the possibility of a match between AJ McKee and Aaron Pico
https://mmajunkie.usatoday.com/2022/01/bellator-video-scott-coker-not-stressed-aj-mckee-vs-aaron-pico-friends-title-fight Coker does not emphasize the possibility of a match between AJ McKee and Aaron Pico