HOLLYWOOD, Fla. – Antonio Carlos Junior has discovered happiness in his newest profession chapter.
The winner of season 3 of “The Ultimate Fighter: Brazil” is having fun with his time below the PFL banner. Carlos Junior (11-5) is gearing up for his third PFL struggle, as he takes on Emiliano Sordi in a semifinal bout of the 2021 PFL gentle heavyweight season.
The contest goes down on the principle card of 2021 PFL Playoffs 3 on Friday night time on the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino. The predominant card airs on ESPN 2 and ESPN+ with the prelims completely on ESPN+.
Carlos Junior is 2 fights away from successful the PFL title and the grand prize of $1 million and he’s relishing each second.
“It’s been nice, it’s a new chapter, a new era in my life,” Carlos Junior advised MMA Junkie. “I just love to be here fighting for PFL. I think I found my place. I’m really happy to be here.”
Carlos Junior simply must concentrate on successful if he needs to change into champion in PFL, which has been good for him as he’s not a fan of the trash speak and the politics present in different promotions the place the season format is just not current.
“It’s great, I fit in this,” Carlos Junior mentioned. “I’m an athlete and I like fighting, that’s what I like to do. I don’t really like trash talking. That’s not my style. I don’t feel comfortable doing that. As I said before, I like people. I don’t have hate inside of me. I love what I do and I love fighting and competing. That’s why I choose to be a fighter.”
Carlos Junior has fought among the finest fighters at 185 kilos within the UFC. Names reminiscent of Marvin Vettori, Uriah Hall, Brad Tavares, and others make up his resume.
The Brazilian has discovered happiness in PFL, but in addition a excessive degree of competitors just like the UFC’s.
“It’s the same thing,” Carlos Junior mentioned. “You can see guys like Rory MacDonald, they misplaced. There’s a whole lot of guys standing in the best way and the extent is excessive. Sometimes you could have unknown fighters, however they’re actually, actually good.
“The level is high here and it’s getting better and better. Every year you see better guys coming and signing with the PFL and a lot of big names now. It’s not easy at all.”