Bellator Champ-Champ Patricio “Pitbull” Responds to Dana White
By FCF Staff
Recently UFC President Dana White claimed he didn’t know enough about Patricio “Pitbull” Freire to comment on his abilities as a fighter, and the Bellator champ-champ was quick to respond.
Following Jon Jones’s decision to vacate the UFC’s light heavyweight title, Bellator President Scott Coker argued that his promotion has the best, light heavyweight division. When asked to comment on Coker’s assertion, following UFC Vegas 7, White said this (quote via MMA Junkie).
“Guys, everybody they have in their light heavyweight division we let go of,” White said. “He’s got the best light heavyweight division? We let those guys all go. It’s like the (expletive) dumbest thing I’ve heard, but I get it. He’s got to (expletive) do his thing. I’m not (expletive) on him. He’s got to try to do his thing. He’s got to try to sell fights. The way you don’t sell fights is, ‘I’ve got the best light heavyweight division in the world.’ Everybody that was there was let go from here.”
White was also asked whether he’d be interested in holding cross-promotional bouts with Bellator, and he proceeded to insinuate Bellator doesn’t have any fighters worth having super fights with.
White was then asked for his thoughts on Bellator’s featherweight and lightweight champ Patricio “Pitbull” Freire. The UFC President claimed he didn’t know enough about Freire to say.
That prompted “Pitbull” to tweet out the following response.
Hi @danawhite I’m the one who destroyed steroids machine @MikeChandlerMMA
, whom you said deserves a talk, in 61 seconds. If you send some of your top fighters to @BellatorMMA
I can do the same to them too. Let’s bet like you did with PRIDE.
Hi @danawhite I'm the one who destroyed steroids machine @MikeChandlerMMA, whom you said deserves a talk, in 61 seconds. If you send some of your top fighters to @BellatorMMA I can do the same to them too. Let's bet like you did with PRIDE. https://t.co/xd52IBplbp
— Patricio Freire (@PatricioPitbull) August 23, 2020
Freire (30-4), who stopped Chandler in 61 seconds in May, 2019, has won five straight fights.