Patchy Mix shared his thoughts on the recent news of PFL acquiring Bellator and rebranding the promotion under the PFL banner. He expressed his excitement about joining the PFL roster and was glad to see Bellator staff also making the transition.
The PFL doesn’t have a bantamweight division, so ‘No Love’ will likely participate in the one-off Bellator events. The reigning Bellator bantamweight champion took to his X account to convey his reaction to the acquisition and express his enthusiasm for the upcoming changes.
Patchy Mix also expressed his gratitude for Bellator matchmaker Mike Kogan in another tweet. He credited Kogan for taking care of him and supporting him throughout his career.
“I owe this man everything he’s the one that made sure I was always taken care of from the beginning.”
Following his victory at Bellator 301, where he unified the bantamweight championship by submitting Sergio Pettis, Mix reflected on his recent performances. He believes that his success in the bantamweight Grand Prix and his impressive win over Pettis make him a strong contender for Fighter of the Year.
“I feel like I could be one of the fighters of the year. You know, within a year’s frame, I choked Magomed Magomedov to sleep – he’s never been finished. I knocked Raufeon Stots out cold – he was on an 11-fight win streak…And I’m the first one to finish Sergio [Pettis] in eight years…I feel like the run I put together was a testament of my team.” [4:09 – 4:42]