Patricio Freire Says He Is Better than the Best Fighters in the UFC
By: Cole Shelton May 16, 2019
At Bellator 221, Patricio
Freire became just the second fighter in Bellator
MMA history to become a simultaneous two-division champion.
In the main event, he knocked out lightweight champion Michael
Chandler in just 61 seconds. However, when the ref stepped in,
Chandler got up immediately which led some to believe he was never
out. According to "Pitbull," though, he knows Chandler was out but
doesn't mind running it back.
"Everyone who knows anything about fighting knows he was knocked
down and stop reacting for a few seconds when he was on the
said to Bloody Elbow on Thursday. "When that happens, the rules
are clear, the fight must be stopped. He showed no reactions for a
second or two and was completely unconscious. When he started to
move again, the ref had already waved off the fight. Regardless of
what happens, though, we can have a rematch, no problem. I'll beat
him 11 times out of 10."
"I'm very comfortable in Bellator. It would be interesting to have
a super fight between a Bellator champion and a UFC champion," he
added. "I wouldn't have to necessarily migrate to the UFC. We could
just have one duel. When it comes to the best fighters in the UFC,
I think I'm better than all of them."