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Aaron Pico hopes he understands next relocation in Bellator-PFL future quickly– or watch out, Olympics

December 22, 2023 11:00 am ET

Aaron Pico has a concept about what he may do if he does not get another MMA battle scheduled quickly, and it’s going to sound a little out there.

If the Bellator featherweight competitor does not understand what his next action is fairly quickly now that Bellator is owned by the PFL, he may having a go at making the Olympic fumbling group. The Californian will not be attempting to get on the mats to chase after a medal for the U.S. It would be for Mexico.

“Give me an amount of time of when you believe I’m going to combat, due to the fact that if it’s 6 months, 8 months– listen, I have objectives,” Pico informed MMA Junkie Radio. “I’ll go battle, truthfully. I’ll go attempt to make the Mexican Olympic group, Paris in 2024. I’ll go box. I’ll keep myself active. I simply desire to have some sense of instructions of time of when I’m going to battle.”

Pico stated double citizenship in the U.S. and Mexico implies he might attempt to make the Mexican nationwide group and represent that nation in the 2024 Olympic Games in Paris, although he lives and trains in the U.S.

Pico acknowledged such a thing would include lots of challenges, which indicates his probably next action stays in MMA. He’s simply unsure of what that will be after the merger. Some Bellator fighters will continue to combat other Bellator fighters in Bellator-branded occasions in 2024. Others will battle their PFL champ equivalents, the PFL has actually stated. And still others may simply get folded into the PFL and make runs ini the 2024 seasons.

“I have 2 battles left on my (Bellator) agreement,” Pico stated. “I’m No. 2 in Bellator (in the featherweight department). And a huge objective of mine was to end up being a world champ in Bellator. I would enjoy to combat for the belt. That’s something that I wish to have on my resume is a Bellator champion. I seemed like I truly had momentum to be a world champ. I’m right there. I’m beginning to come into my own as a fighter. I have whatever in order with my group. I feel strong.

“So to be rather frank, I would enjoy to eliminate for the Bellator world champion and my dream was to have Scott Coker cover the belt around my waist since I began with him. He supported me through the ups and downs. I’m permanently grateful for him. He’s constantly been by my side and motivating me to keep going through the bumpy rides and through the great times.”

Coker, nevertheless, has actually not been revealed as one of the Bellator workers who will make the shift to the PFL after the sale.

Pico stated he wishes to battle Bellator featherweight champ and all-time pound-for-pound excellent Patricio Freire. “Pitbull” might be targeted for one of the abovementioned champ-vs.-champ battles.

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