Bellator’s Patricky Freire Wants to Move to the US
Posted by Larry Csonka on 03.19.2014
Due to injustices in Brazil…
- Bellator's Patricky Freire recently spoke about his fight with Dave Rickels, a possible move to the US and more. Here are the highlights…
On Considering a Move to the US: "I've been thinking about moving to America since my first visit in 2011. I was impressed with the infrastructure in the U.S., by what's available and by the fact that everything actually works. I would like to live in America mostly because things are reliable and because justice actually works there."
On Why He's Considering Leaving Brazil: "In Brazil, there is much injustice," Freire said. "As my father is a policeman, I respect the law, and I don't enjoy seeing injustice. Education for one's children and a sense of security are very appealing to me. All that's missing is the opportunity and courage to go to America with the clothes on my back. If I had a good chance to live there, I wouldn't think twice about it."
On His Recent Training Camp: "My training sessions have been great because I have a lot of positive energy now," he said. "I am very happy to be in my homeland. That's how it was when I fought in the 2011 tournament. There's nothing better than to be near the place of my birth. I am looking to recapture some of the instinct and technique that I used to knock out my opponents in 2011."
On Fighting Dave Rickels on Friday: "Rickels is very durable," Freire said. "Most of his victories are by unanimous decision. He manages to dominate his opponents because his can take a hit. His striking is average. He doesn't have a very elaborate wresting game, offensive or defensive. His grappling is mostly to stay off the ground. His durability is his biggest asset. That's why he feels more and more comfortable as the rounds go by."