Bellator 206: Leandro Higo Comments on Hype Surrounding Prospect Aaron Pico
By FCF Staff
Leandro Higo is booked to fight one of the most highly touted prospects in the game tonight at Bellator 206, but the veteran fighter sounds extremely confident, heading into the contest.
Higo will face Aaron Pico tonight, who on account of his impressive wrestling, boxing and Pankration credentials, is viewed as one of the top prospects in MMA. Recently Higo was asked to comment on the 22 year-old’s hype, and the 29 year-old, former title challenger said this (quote via MMA Junkie):
“This doesn’t affect me in pretty much anything,” Higo said in his native Portuguese. “My whole career was based on fighting against tough guys. Just this name, ‘prospect,’ it doesn’t intimidate me at all.”
“I hope he brings all his confidence. Because, along with my confidence, it will – we’re going to clash.”
Higo (18-4) is coming off a submission loss to bantamweight champ, Darrion Caldwell, while Pico has won three straight, since he was submitted in his pro MMA debut.
Bellator 206 will take place in San Jose, California.