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Patricio Freire Not Interested in More Rematches After Bellator 203 Win

July 15, 2018 | Posted by Jeremy Thomas
Patricio Freire

Patricio Freire spoke following his win over Daniel Weichel in a rematch at Bellator 203. Highlights are below, per MMAjunkie:

On not being interested in rematches following his win: “No more rematches. I’m tired of rematches. Done. I need new challenges. I’ve beaten him twice, so it’s time to fight against new opponents.”

On the split-decision win: “I only lost one round. It was the third round. I won the first, second, fourth and fifth…Daniel Weichel is a tough fighter. He’s tough and had a good strategy. But in my opinion it was clear. They scored it a split decision and I do not agree with that. He’s tough, I respect him, but I am the champion.”

On returning to the cage after fifteen months: “I felt the ring rust a little bit. It’s not a good thing to do is stay a lot of time without fighting. We need to hit a rhythm. The next challenge is Emmanuel Sanchez. I had a lot of training for this fight and now I need a little bit of rest, but for sure I want to fight again this year, most likely against Emmanuel Sanchez.”

On a card against SBG Ireland: “We’re going to fight against SBG – that’s the deal. Pitbull Brothers against SBG Ireland. Everyone likes this idea. I will fight everyone from there. SBG is a team that has one mouth and it’s Conor McGregor. Conor McGregor’s the only one that speaks and backs it up. They talk but they don’t back it up. James Gallagher talks smack but he doesn’t back it up. He’s already running away to 135 pounds. He’s running from me and running from Leandro Higo. If Bellator doesn’t book the fight we’ll go to Ireland and beat them up ourselves.”