Bellator To Get Extra Security for Pitbull vs McKee After the Heated Altercation at the Press Conference

Published 07/30/2021, 9:48 AM EDT


The Bellator 263 event is all set to be one of the most epic MMA events of the year. The event is set to be headlined by the much-awaited fight between Patricio ‘Pitbull’ Freire and A.J. McKee. Apart from them, fighters like Mads Burnell, Emmanuel Sanchez, and Usman Nurmagomedov are also competing at the event.

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Ever since the fight between ‘Pitbull’ and McKee was announced, people from all around the world have been talking about the same. Throughout the buildup to the event ‘Pitbull’ and McKee have also been taking constant shots at each other. This rivalry reached its culmination at the Bellator 263 presser, as both fighters almost got into a physical altercation before being separated by security.

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Following this incident, Bellator CEO Scott Coker talked about the same. He said, “My thing is I just don’t want the fighters to get hurt, and the thing is no one is getting paid today. It’s like the fight happens on Saturday, everybody gets paid Saturday, so let’s save it, boys.”

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“You know it’s like when they start going at it, I was like this could get bad, really quick. I feel like I just had to just keep them separated. We had security come in. And I think we might have to get extra security on Saturday night, just to be honest, I think we have to order more security.”

Coker is clearly not a fan of fighters getting physical outside of the cage and will do everything he can to prevent that from happening on Saturday.

What to expect from the fight between Patricio ‘Pitbull’ Freire and A.J. McKee at Bellator 263?

‘Pitbull’ is the Bellator Featherweight and Lightweight champion and is often counted amongst the greatest MMA fighters in the world. ‘Pitbull’ has an MMA record of 32-4 and is undefeated since 2016. However, many believe that if someone can beat him it is the undefeated A.J. McKee.

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‘Mercenary’ is a very talented fighter and is considered to be amongst the brightest prospects in MMA. The fighter has an incredible MMA record of (17-0) and will look to extend that when he faces ‘Pitbull.’ Both fighters are incredibly talented and therefore fans are eagerly waiting to see what happens when these two talented fighters collide inside the cage.

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Who do you think will win a fight between ‘Pitbull’ and ‘Mercenary’? Let us know in the comments.

 

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Paras Pande

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Paras Pande is a UFC author at EssentiallySports who is pursuing his graduation in Journalism and Mass Communication. An ardent follower of the UFC, he has been covering the sport for 2 years now. Before joining the team at EssentiallySports, Paras gained expertise as an MMA writer whilst working with Sportskeeda.

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