“Super Fight” talk isn’t exclusive to the UFC these days, as now that Bellator has some top ranked fighters and is entering the pay-per-view market, some all-star match-ups would be a great way to increase viewership.
Although no one expects a super fight to be scheduled for November 2nd, recently Bellator CEO Bjorn Rebney revealed that the promotion is hoping to book champions Michael Chandler and Pat Curran on it’s first PPV event.While speaking to MMA Junkie.com Radio recently, Curran confirmed the promotion is working on it.
“It’s up to Bellator, (but) I’d love to be on that card,” the Bellator featherweight champ said. “Tito vs. ‘Rampage’ would be a huge card to be on, and I’d definitely like to be a part of it.
“I don’t know what fighter is going to be on Nov. 2 – but hopefully in the next week or two, we can get an opponent set and get a strategy down.”
While Chandler is widely regarded to be one of the planet’s best 155’ers, Curran has won six straight fights now at featherweight, after he came up short against former lightweight champ Eddie Alvarez in 2011. During his run Curran has scored impressive wins over Marlon Sandro, Joe Warren and most recently Shabulat Shamhalaev, and one would think a bout with Chandler would draw some considerable interest as a result.
“I haven’t heard anything about that, but that would be definitely something we could work out in the future,” Curran said, when asked about the possibility of a super fight with Chandler. “Definitely down the road, I can see that happening.”
Bellator’s first PPV event will take place November 2nd in Long Beach, California and will feature Tito Ortiz taking on “Rampage” Jackson in the main event.
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