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My Main Goal is to Make A.J. McKee ‘Feel Pain’ in Title Rematch – MMA Root

My Main Goal is to Make A.J. McKee ‘Feel Pain’ in Title Rematch

After losing his belt to AJ McKee last July, it looks like Patricio Freire will have a chance to get back in the cage with “The Mercenary” later this year.

Last week, there were reports that Bellator was aiming for a McKee-Freire rematch for April, and Freire told this week that he has already started his camp for the fight, although it has not been finalized.

“I sent an email to Bellator shortly after [the loss] asking for an immediate rematch and the only feedback I had was, “We will try, but it may not happen.” “The information was leaked last week, but I can not confirm yet, but I really hope it happens,” Freire said.

Freire added that he has been practically training since he started his mixed martial arts career.

“I never stop training,” he said. “I do not see any other MMA fighter more motivated than me. I am 34 years old. I started in 2004 and I never stopped training. There are many fighters who started after me and have already retired. And according to my physiologists, I still have a long run. I do five more rounds of five minutes like a 19-year-old boy. “

Freire has a long history of doing well in rematch, beating Pat Curran, Daniel Straus, Daniel Weichel and Emmanuel Sanchez on return dates under the Bellator banner.

“There is nothing that motivates me more than a rematch,” he said. “Defeat is something that is unacceptable to me. “I’m not scheduled to lose, I’m scheduled to become a champion and I will show it when I get back in the cage with AJ.”

According to the Brazilian, his primary goal is not to get a goal against McKee.

“My main goal is to make him hurt, to beat him so badly that he will (forget the first fight). Of course, if the opportunity arises for submission or knockout, I will accept it, but that’s not what I do. I train “So hard,” said Freire. “My main goal is to beat him very badly this time.”

If he beats McKee in the rematch, Freire knows that he will probably not be the last to see Team Bodyshop stand out.

“I do not think so now, but it is logical that this story will have more chapters,” he said. “I will be ready to play two, three or four games if necessary.”