Bellator Fighting Championship held an open media workout yesterday in advance of tomorrow night's (March 9, 2012) Bellator 60 event, which will feature both the season six featherweight quarterfinals and a featherweight title fight.
Yours truly was on location to report on the action.
Pat Curran, who won the Summer Series featherweight tournament, will be challenging champion Joe Warren for the title in the main event on Friday night. "Paddy Mike" was the final fighter to come out and display his skills for all media in attendance.
Working with his cousin, Jeff Curran, Pat showcased his movement, counter-punching ability and some of his defensive wrestling during his time on the practice mat. He was also available for comment and interviews once he was done showcasing his skills.
We've got a brief video and some snippets of Curran's talk with the media after the jump so check it out:
Highlights from the media scrum:
- Curran is a 3-1 favorite. He believes he's finally starting to get some respect after his last few fights.
- Curran learned not to hold back so much from the loss to Eddie Alvarez and mix up his whole game.
- He would prefer to keep this fight standing and pick Warren apart, but he definitely feels he could submit Warren if the fight were to go to the ground.
- He expects to be up to 20 pounds heavier than Warren on fight night.
- He would put his money on Marlon Sandro to win the tournament and he wouldn't mind granting him a rematch because Sandro called him out after his last Bellator win.
- Curran spent a lot of time getting into "wrestling shape" in case Warren only wants to wrestle in this fight.
You can follow Pat on twitter @PatCurranMMA.
So what do you think, Maniacs?
Has Curran earned the right to be an overwhelming favorite despite not currently holding the title? Does he have what it takes to be the new Bellator featherweight champion?