Bellator MMA Featherweight Champion Patricio Pitbull defends the title against Emmanuel Sanchez at Bellator 209, which will air via tape delay tonight on the Paramount Network.
With the recent trade between the UFC and One Championship, it has opened the mind of Pitbull, who thinks his brother should be traded to the UFC to spice up their lightweight division.
“How about heating up their lightweight division and putting my brother there?” Pitbull said to MMA Fighting. “He’s a knockout artist, never lost to a UFC fighter, and knocked everyone except Ben Henderson. How about that?”
If there is one fighter from the UFC that Pitbull would like to fight, it would be former UFC Featherweight Champion Jose Aldo.
”I don’t think it’s impossible for this fight to happen, but I ask myself… Aldo has said (bad) things about Bellator in the past, but Bellator can pay him more than he gets paid in the UFC,” Pitbull said. “I wonder what matters the most for him, fame or knowing if he really is the best fighter on the planet. I ask myself that because he once said that he wouldn’t go to the second division. Who said Bellator is the second division? It’s not. Many fighters came over from the UFC and lost. Diego Nunes came and I knocked him out with two punches. Ben Henderson was a top contender at lightweight and was losing to me, a natural bantamweight. That wouldn’t happen if we were the second division. That’s unfortunate of him to say. But Aldo, I can’t expect much from him because he’s not much of a smart guy. I can’t expect too much from him. What can I do?”
Bellator 209 airs tonight via tape delay from the Menora Mivtachim Arena in Tel Aviv, Israel with Patricio Pitbull and Emmanuel Sanchez headlining. Fightful is providing live coverage of the event, which airs via tape delay on the Paramount Network.