Patricio Pitbull is a Bellator MMA legend but the Brazilian boxer was very close to leaving the organization as his reign began as a champion.
For more than a decade, Patricio Pitbull managed to hold the top position in the Bellator organization. The Brazilian tennis player became the champion of two weight classes, featherweight and lightweight and dominated his opponents. Bellator wouldn’t want to lose someone like Pitbull.
In 2012, when Bellator was run by Bjorn Rebney, Patricio Freire and Patricky Freire felt disrespected by the organization and on the brink of Bellator. On a recent episode of the podcast, Trocação Franca, Patricio talked about his past with boss Bellator.
When Patricky PitThe bull was asked to fight the former lightweight champion Eddie Alvarez in Bellator 76, but the company failed to keep the end of the deal leading to tension. “It was like, ‘We’re going to put Patricky to beat Eddie Alvarez because we know Patricky is a bad guy and won’t back down.’ Great, but that didn’t happen and Patricky was taken down,” Pitbull said on the Portuguese podcast.
Patricio Pitbull reveals his brother was paid ‘almost nothing’
The KO loss to Eddie was the first knockout loss for Pitbull’s brother Patricky in his career. Despite their disappointment, the Freire family understands that it is part of the sport. “It’s okay, we get it, the organization has costs and everything. My brother was knocked down in the match, the first direct loss of his career,” Freire said.
“When he went there to get his wallet, they invented a bunch of things to deduct and Patricky left with a miserable check. He should have been paid $15,000, I don’t know how much and $2,500 left, something like that. Almost nothing,” said Patricio Pitbull.
“I was angry. That was one of the first things I said. ‘Dude, we’re a bunch of clowns, f*ck them, I want to get rid of this sh*t.’ That’s one of the reasons. And other things I can’t remember right now, but it’s a [reason] I printed it in my head”. [translated from Portuguese by MMA Fighting]
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