Patricio Freire is satisfied with his work as it stands.
On Saturday night, at the main event of Bellator 286, the featherweight champion successfully defended his title. In a convincing unanimous decision, Freire (34-5 MMA, 22-5 BMMA) prevailed over Adam Borics. Despite being the undisputed victor, Freire was not without his critics as he left the arena.
The crowd blasted the performance and demanded more from “Pitbull.” There was unhappiness in the crowd, and Freire saw it but ignored it.
“People sometimes want to see a street fight like A.J. McKee and that guy, Spike,” Freire said.
“That’s amazing, but it’s like a bar brawl. I’m a fighter. I’m technical. I’m going to take my opponent in the right moment. I’m not going to commit a mistake like that and get tired like a street fight.
“I’m professional, and I don’t care about that. I just told everyone, ‘F*ck you, man.’ I don’t care about that.”
“People want to see, like, a crazy fight, but I’m not that guy anymore that’s going to listen to everyone, go forward and make mistakes,” Freire said.
“I’m going to be focused on the fight and keep doing the strategy. I don’t care. I want the victory. I was victorious tonight, and that’s all that matters.”
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