Brent Primus and Patricky Pitbull agree to fight on Twitter – and Michael Chandler is not happy

September 25, 2017 6:44 am by Tom Taylor
Michael Chandler

On Saturday night, in the main event of Bellator 183, long-time Bellator lightweight contender Patricky “Pitbull” Freire picked up a close decision win over former UFC and WEC lightweight champion Benson Henderson. In the moments after this win, Freire called for a fight with reigning Bellator lightweight champion Brent Primus, who captured the title from Michael Chandler back in June.

“I want the champion,” Pitbull said. “I want Brent Primus. Tonight I took down another former champion and I want my shot at that belt. He keeps running from me but now it’s time. I want that belt and after tonight I earned my shot at it. Benson Henderson is a good, tough fighter, but I’ve got my mind on the division title now. You can’t keep running Primus.”

Shortly thereafter, Primus engaged Pitbull on Twitter, challenging his claim that he had run from him.

While this looked like it could have been the beginning of a pretty heated exchange, things instead took a very cordial turn, as the two lightweights agreed to fight in the most sportsmanlike fashion possible.

Unsurprisingly, this exchange didn’t go over well with Michael Chandler, who believes he should be the next man to get a crack at Primus’ title.


These comments from Chandler then generated a fiery series of responses from Pitbull:


Do you think Brent Primus’ first title defense should be against Patricky “Pitbull” Freire, Michael Chandler, or perhaps, somebody else? Join the conversation in the comments section!

This article first appeared on BJPenn.com on 9/25/2017.


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