Undefeated lightweight contender Brent Primus is challenging Michael Chandler for the Bellator MMA Lightweight Title at Bellator 180.
When all is said and done, the title challenger feels that the Bellator pay-per-view will be an awesome watch
“I think that this pay-per-view is going to do awesome,” Primus told The MMA Circus. “Just look at all the guys fighting on the card. If you’re not interested in watching this fight and you’re not going to order it, then I really don’t think you’re an MMA fan, just straight up. How could you not want to watch Fedor and Matt Mitrione and Chael and Wanderlei and Larkin and Lima? I don’t understand how you would not want to watch the card. It being in New York City and Madison Square Garden, that’s just like icing on the cake.”
Even though he has an undefeated record as a pro, the title contender was surprised to be offered a chance for the lightweight gold.
“It’s a little surprising. I actually got an offer to fight Chandler after my last fight last year, but I had an injury in my foot and my knee was swollen for months,” he said. “I was thinking about signing the contract and just going in there and just throwing down, but at the same time, I was undefeated, I was winning. I thought that if they set up opponents for me, I’d knock them down, and I’d eventually get another title shot.”
Primus will be taking part in one of three title fights on the pay-per-view.
Bellator 180 takes place on Saturday, June 24 from Madison Square Garden in New York, New York with Chael Sonnen and Wanderlei Silva headlining. Fightful is providing live coverage of the event, with a post-show podcast to follow.