Michael Chandler destroyed Patricky “Pitbull” Friere at Bellator 157 on Friday night to earn the lightweight belt, but when he jumped atop the cage to celebrate, Patricky’s brother Patricio stood on the outside of the cage hurling threats.
Chandler almost got the chance to KO two Pitbulls that night.
As per MMAFighting:
“Uh, it was interesting,” Chandler said at the Bellator 157 post-fight presser conference. “I commend [Patricio], I take my hat off to him for getting emotional for his brother. I mean, if my brother had just got knocked out, I would’ve…I don’t think I’d have done the same thing because I thought what he did was pretty disrespectful, but you’ve got to stick up for your brother.
“He just came up in his Brazilian accent and said, ‘I want to fight you.’ And I said, ‘you want to fight me?’ And I said something I probably shouldn’t have said and made a gesture I probably shouldn’t have. But, at the end of the day, you just got done knocking somebody out and you got adrenaline coursing through your veins, things happen. But that fight won’t happen. There’s no benefit to it. I’m not interested in that fight.”