Wednesday, January 27, 2021

Despite Severe Injury, No Surgery For Bellator’s Patricio “Pitbull” Freire

The fact that top featherweight contender Patricio “Pitbull” Freire willingly moved up to lightweight to take on Benson Henderson should be enough to show the fighting spirit of the man.

Add in that he competed for several minutes on a fractured fibula, and it is even more impressive.

Freire, though, will not require surgery. The fighter told MMA Fighting that it will take six weeks to be cleared to put weight on the right leg and the bone should be healed after three months.

At Bellator 160, Freire lost via second round TKO due to the injury to Henderson in a lightweight title-eliminator.