UNCASVILLE, Conn. – Despite lacking weight again, Leandro Higo thinks he’s earned a bantamweight title shot.
Higo (21-5 MMA, 4-3 BMMA) avenged his loss to former champion Darrion Caldwell when he edged him out at Bellator 259 this previous Friday. The Brazilian made it three in a row, but did not hit the bantamweight ticket on the scale for the 2d straight fight.
An apologetic Higo may just bear had but one more weight mishap, but he thinks his resume speaks for itself and wishes a crack at newly topped champion Sergio Pettis.
“I’m very sorry for that to happen again,” Higo talked about at the put up-fight news convention. “Please forgive me. I truly went to bed most effective one kilo over, which is two kilos. I felt immense after I went to bed after which after I wakened, I went the complete system to the final 2d. My physique correct wouldn’t damage a sweat. I do know I is more seemingly to be the actual within the world, and this is my weight class. Here’s my category.
“I mediate that I deserve a title shot. I correct beat three of the greatest names within the sport. I correct beat a former world champion, and no one has beat the form of three guys that I correct beat – the excessive, world-class caliber of men that I correct beat … three consecutive wins.”
But when Higo doesn’t score his desire, he has but one more fighter in mind he’d be willing to face. He’d own to score his arms on James Gallagher, reigniting his workforce’s competitors with the approved SBG Ireland workforce.
“If I don’t score this fight for the title against Sergio Pettis, give me someone straightforward,” Higo talked about. “I’ve been combating the complete toughest opponents here in Bellator. Give me SBG’s James Gallagher. I need an straightforward fight. A couple of weeks ago, his teammate Peter Queally from SBG modified into smiling plenty and so modified into James Gallagher after they beat Patricky ‘Pitbull’ (Freire) because of a lower on the facet of the pinnacle, and I are looking out for to verbalize that frown the opposite plan up of James Gallagher – but one more competitors with SBG.”