Darrion Caldwell is “Down” For Bout With Fellow Bellator Champ, Patricio “Pitbull”
By FCF Staff
Following Darrion Caldwell’s win at Bellator 195, he exchanged words with Patricio “Pitbull” Freire, and again he’s made it clear he’s interested in fighting the featherweight champ.
Caldwell defended the bantamweight title on March 2nd, by submitting Freire’s teammate, Leandro Higo, in the opening round. Since then, the champion appeared on “The MMA Hour”, and Caldwell had this to say about a superfight with “Pitbull” (quote via MMA Fighting):
“I just want to fight everybody,” Caldwell said. “I don’t want to keep fighting the same guys that I fought. To be honest, that whole Patricky ‘Pitbull’, it’s nothing really on my side against the Pitbull brothers, I just want the belt at 145. So if he ain’t got the belt at 145, he can keep pushing, it’s no fight with me. He’s standing in the way of me and my goals and my goal is to be a two-division champ.”
“So let’s make it happen. I’m down for that. I already said I’m down for it, it’s nothing really against him personally, but he’s in the way of my goals so if he’s there when it’s time, let’s make it happen.”
With the win over Higo, the 30 year-old Caldwell moved his record to 12-1.