Patricio Freire Says He Won't Let Fights Go to the Judges’ Scorecards Again
Posted by Jeffrey Harris on 09.12.2013
He faces Diego Nunes in a tournament bout at Bellator 99…
Bellator featherweight fighter Patricio "Pitbull" Freire recently spoke about his upcoming featherweight tournament bout with Diego Nunes at Bellator 99. Below are some highlights:
Freire on not letting a fight go to the judges again: "Going forward, I will try to never to go judges' decision again. I lost two decisions in Bellator, one to Joe Warren and one to Pat Curran. Both times I made the mistake of letting third parties decide my fate. And both of those losses were split decisions. That means someone thought I won. I personally thought I won both fights. But on my record, there are two losses."
Freire on his goals: "My goal is to be a world champion and I didn't reach that goal because I left it on the hands of others. It's possible I won't be able to finish all my future opponents, but I'll certainly try. I will try to finish them. I speak the truth, from the heart. I'm hitting everyone hard; I aim to hurt them all."
Freire's thoughts on Nunes: "Every fight is unique. He's had 11 decisions in a row, win or lose. If you truly want to finish an opponent, that's within you. In Brazil, his opponents weren't as tough or strategic. You can't just hope that your opponent will behave a certain way. In MMA, you must use good strategy to find the shortest path to victory."