Patricio Pitbull became a double champion at Bellator 221 when he defeated Michael Chandler to win the Bellator Lightweight Title.
AJ McKee’s rivalry with Pitbull is growing, which is why he is willing to challenge the champion for either of the belts.
“What belt do you want to fight me for? ’45? ’55? Which one do you want to give me?” McKee said after the event (via Matt Erickson of MMA Junkie). “I just beat a former champ. I’m ready for that belt. He’s ready. Chandler’s going to need some time to recover a little bit – he did get rocked. You can call it an early stoppage. I feel it was an early stoppage. But at the end of the day, he got rocked. … Meanwhile, let me get one of these belts.”
McKee also competed at Bellator 221, defeating Pat Curran by way of unanimous decision.
If Pitbull isn’t available for a bout at the moment, one thing that McKee is willing to do is to compete in the rumored featherweight grand prix.
“I would have a little problem with it, honestly, just because it’s not just about the belt,” he said. “It’s about that check at the end of the day. Me going into that tournament as champion, that’s a whole different level of money for me.”
Pitbull has said he wanted to box Canelo Alvarez next, but the double champion’s next move hasn’t been made official at this time.
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