A.J. McKee won’t drop to featherweight for trilogy with Patricio Pitbull


A.J. McKee enjoyed a glass of champagne after the Bellator 277, press conference, but it was not much to be proud about following his loss to Patricio Pittbull’s unanimous decision.

McKee appeared more content to move on after his first defeat as a professional. That meant he had to move on from the division where he was the champion until recent – and face Pitbull again.

“Dude. You all saw the fight.” McKee said to reporters following Saturday’s event. He was literally starched three times in less than two minutes. The second fight, I don’t care. But 55s? I’ll fight him again. I don’t turn down fights.”

Except if it were a challenger at 145 dollars like Adam Boric.

“I’ve been saying you that I don’t want to do 45, anymore unless there are some great fights,” McKee stated. I’ve been at [featherweight] for years, cutting a lot of weight. It’s not something people enjoy to look at. This is a hard job, for me, my team and my family. Yeah, it’s rough seeing me get down to 45s.”

Asked about a potential rematch with McKee, who submitted him in the opening round of their first meeting this past July, Pitbull indicated he wasn’t flexible about the weight class for a trilogy.

” The featherweight division was my division,” Pitbull said, winning the title of featherweight for the third consecutive time. Michael Chandler gave me the lightweight title. My brother [Patricky PItbull] has the belt. That division doesn’t matter to me. He must come to the featherweight [division]. if he wishes to fight me again. That’s it.”

“And,” Pitbull’s coach Eric Albarracin added, “it’s got to be in Brazil this time. His hometown .”

is safe from any more fighting.

From McKee’s perspective, favoritism was anything but the order of the night. He reacted with shock as judges awarded Freire a unanimous decision by scores of 49-46 and 48-47 twice. The first score was most perplexing to the now-former champ, who declared, “Where were they at?”

“I don’t know. I’ve got my own personal opinions. It’s all back to square one. S***, I want my rematch at 55s. What’s up.

Lightweights can be faster, more powerful, and larger than the . That beast is mine, baby .”