Aaron Pico wants to fight for the interim Bellator featherweight title next time out.
The current featherweight champion Patricio Pitbull is set to drop down to bantamweight to face Sergio Pettis for the belt in June. With that, Pico believes Bellator should make an interim featherweight title fight so the division doesn’t get held up and Pico knows who should be fighting for it.
Aaron Pico on Pitbull Going Down
“I’m ready to fight for a world championship,” Pico said after Bellator 295. “‘Pitbull’ is going down and from what I heard he’s staying down. I think Jeremy Kennedy and I should fight for an interim title. I think it makes sense. We shouldn’t hold up the division. When ‘Pitbull’ is ready to come up, I’ll be more than happy to welcome him to the division.”
Pico and Kennedy fought back in October in a scrap that Kennedy won by TKO as Pico dislocated his shoulder and the fight was stopped. Ever since the scrap, Pico has made it clear his next fight should be for the belt.
“I’m going to fight for a world championship,” Pico said. “Whatever I need to do, I’m going to fight. I’m No. 3. I’m No. 3 in the rankings right now. I’ve taken risks fighting guys who are not ranked. That’s a big risk, but that’s not my fault. There are guys in the top 10 who have turned down fights with me, and there’s nothing I can do. I think that I need to fight somebody above me. But I think that what makes the most sense is fighting for that title.”
Aaron Pico (11-4) picked up a decision win over James Gonzalez on Saturday night at Bellator 295. Prior to that, he suffered the TKO loss to Kennedy which snapped his six-fight win streak. On the win streak, he has notable wins over Solo Hately Jr., Daniel Carey, Justin Gonzalez, and Adli Edwards among others.
Jeremey Kennedy (19-3 and one No Contest) is on a three-fight win streak and is coming off a decision win over Pedro Carvalho back in February. Prior to that, he beat Aaron Pico and started the win streak with a decision win over Emmanuel Sanchez.