PHOENIX – Brent Primus is trying ahead to the problem of dealing with Benson Henderson, however that isn’t the one factor on his thoughts this week.
Primus (10-2 MMA, 8-2 BMMA) shall be seeking to rebound from a tricky break up resolution loss to Islam Mamedov at Bellator 263. Forward of their upcoming combat, he had lots of reward for the previous welterweight and light-weight title challenger Henderson (28-10 MMA, 5-5 BMMA). The combat takes place on the primary card of Bellator 268 on the Footprint Middle in Phoneix.
“I really like the man, he’s cool,” Primus advised MMA Junkie. “It’s going to be enjoyable combating him, however on the identical time, no respect once I get in that cage, I’m gonna attempt to knock his head off – not going to attempt, I’m going to.”
Whereas Henderson is Primus’ predominant focus this week to get again into the win column, one other reserving resolution throughout the light-weight division has him fired up, offering a supply of additional motivation to get a win on Saturday.
Not too long ago, Bellator president Scott Coker introduced Patricio Freire vacated his light-weight title. In consequence, the promotion determined to raise the upcoming rematch between Patricio’s older brother, Patricky Freire, and Peter Queally to a bout for the vacant title at Bellator 270.
“It’s a rattling joke, man,” Primus mentioned. “Come on you guys, how is Patricky combating for the world title when he’s coming off two losses? After which how is Queally combating – he hasn’t fought anyone, you realize? He’s fought twice within the final 3, 3 1/2 years or one thing like that? I simply don’t see how that combat is smart.
“It’s loopy to me and it motivates me a bit of bit extra, so I’m gonna go on the market and smash Benson, and I’m gonna go on the market and beat the crap out of whoever wins that combat.”
Primus’ disagreement with the matchup itself doesn’t cease there. Nonetheless bitter from a reserving with Queally that fell aside, Primus was set to face him in February 2020, however an harm precipitated the bout to be scrapped.
“The man is understood for getting injured or backing out of fights,” Primus mentioned. “I used to be imagined to combat Queally in his hometown in Eire and he supposedly bought injured a number of weeks, a month earlier than. Backside line, it’s a rattling joke. These guys shouldn’t be combating for a world title.”
In response to Primus, the choice to place the combat collectively comes all the way down to politics with the promotion and the Freire brothers. He believes that Patricio vacated the title as a result of he knew Patricky would get the chance to combat for it subsequent.
“I feel that’s silly,” Primus acknowledged. “I might be combating at a health club, I might have the world title, and I might retire, and be like, ‘Who ought to I give this belt to? Hmm, this man’s my good coaching accomplice, I’m gonna give the belt to him.’ That’s not the way it ought to be, you realize? They need to earn their fights, particularly in the event that they’re coming off two losses. I don’t see how that’s doable.”
Try the complete interview with Primus within the video above.