But Queally doesn’t believe that legal because of the rivalry between their respective gyms, SBG Ireland and Pitbull Brothers, but because of the stylistic matchup. After their planned Bellator Dublin headliner in October fell via, the pair had been rebooked for Friday’s Bellator 258 card and Queally (12-5-1 MMA, 1-1 BMMA) said he feels fortunate that the matchup with Freire (23-9 MMA, 14-7 BMMA) remained intact.
“I was timid I was going to lose that fight, to be correct, because after I broke my hand, they had re-matched him as they want to still have, but then he ended up getting unwell or one thing and he pulled out of that (Willis) fight, so then they rescheduled this,” Queally told MMA Junkie on Wednesday. “So I plan he would catch that fight, and I’d lose this, but I’m ecstatic to have it.”
The rivalry between each gyms dates back to last year, where part of it purchased settled when Patricky’s brother, dual-champ Patricio Freire, knocked out Queally’s teammate Pedro Carvalho in the quarterfinals of the featherweight grand prix.
Though Queally admits that issues have been rather easy between the teams ever for the reason that initial Freire booking fell apart, that certainly doesn’t mean the fight won’t bring.
“I believe appreciate a dinky little bit of it has fizzled compared to – it’s still there, but compared to what it was, a dinky bit had fizzled away because it’s a prolonged time ago,” Queally said. “It’s over a year ago now that we actually met him. I believe appreciate we’ve been preparing for this fight without extinguish, my complete existence at this stage, so the real heat with this fight is folks are starting to realize what it’s going to be. It’s going to be legal a bloodbath of a thing with the two of our styles, so that’s where I mediate the buzz is now rather than this b*tchy rivalry or whatever. I know this goes be a scrap, which is what I’m excited about.”
Bellator 258 takes place at Mohegan Sun Arena. The main card airs on Showtime following prelims on MMA Junkie.
To search for the stout interview with Queally, take a look at the video above.