David Rickels Says Weight Cutting Is Always a Challenge For Him
Posted by Jeremy Thomas on 03.20.2014
He loves to eat...
David Rickels recently spoke about his fight with Patricky "Pitbull" Freire tomorrow at Bellator 113. Check out the highlights:
On hunger giving him motivation: "Every time I turn down a slice of pizza, that's ammo for me. Every French fry that goes past me, it pisses me off. I can't wait to win this tournament so I can gorge myself and get fat as s–t. It's one of my favorite things to do."
On his weight cuts: "I'm definitely a fat man in a fit man's body. I'm the biggest, fattest piece of s–t I've ever come across. I can't explain how hard it is for me to not eat all the fatty foods I love and drink beer while I'm cutting weight for my fights. That's why when I enter that cage, I want to take out all that frustration on my opponent. If I have to diet for eight weeks to fight somebody, I'm going to whoop that dude's ass."
On Freire: "I think Patricky is a great opponent for me to go out there and show my skills because he's going to come out hard in the first round and he's going to realize that I'm not going anywhere, and then in Rounds 2 and 3 I'm going to start to bust him up/ I'm going to bloody Patricky up. I'm going to hurt him. He's known for being an aggressive fighter, well s–t, so am I. Let's meet in the middle and see what happens."
On Freire's aggression: "I call him Patricky ‘Chihuahua,' but you can call him Patricky ‘Pitbull' if you want. He's definitely a tough guy, but I think he's fairly one-dimensional. He hasn't changed his game up a whole lot over these last couple of years."
On his gameplan: "It's important for me to set the tone of this tournament right off the bat and smash Patricky. Get him out of there. I want everyone to know that I'm winning this f—ing thing. I want my opponent to be scared going in to my next fight. I felt like I have had something to prove ever since my fight with Michael Chandler. My entire life mission right now is getting back at him."