Bellator 228: Patricio “Pitbull” Asks Where Jose Aldo is, While Discussing His Case as FW G.O.A.T
By FCF Staff
Typically discussions regarding who is the greatest featherweight of all-time primarily involve Jose Aldo and Max Holloway, but Bellator champ-champ Patricio “Pitbull” Freire has another take.
Bellator’s featherweight and lightweight champ is booked to fight Juan Archuleta (23-1) in the opening round of the promotion’s 145 grand prix this Saturday. While talking to MMA Junkie recently, Freire had this to say about the tourney and his own legacy.
“I see (the grand prix) as a way to test myself and face guys I haven’t beaten before,” Freire said. “I’ve dominated two generations of Bellator featherweights, and I’m going to dominate the third. I want people to write in the history books I’m the greatest featherweight fighter ever, and I’m aiming at greatest all around. The tournament is a good way to settle that.”
“People talk about Jose Aldo; where is he now?” Freire said. “I’m a double champion, my results are only getting better, I’m setting new records, and I plan to continue extending all of those.”
The 32-year-old Freire (29-4) will be fighting for the first time since May, when he stopped Michael Chandler to win the lightweight title.
Aldo (28-5) is coming off a decision loss to Alexander Volkanovski in May, following back-to-back, stoppage wins over Renato “Moicano” and Jeremy Stephens. Prior to that he was stopped by UFC featherweight champ Max Holloway in consecutive fights.