Pat Curran (18-4) looks at all the fighters out there and thinks he is one of the best in the world. The current Bellator featherweight champion recently made his first title defense against Patricio “Pitbull” Freire at Bellator 85 and left with a split-decision win.
“I know this is going to be a good year for me,” said Curran to MMA Interviews. “I want to stay as active as possible. I feel like I’m not only one of the best fighters in my weight class, but pound-for-pound in the world.”
When Curran joined Bellator he was 10-3. Out of Bellator, he has improved his overall record to 18-4. He won their Season 2 lightweight tournament, but suffered his only loss for the promotion in the championship fight against Eddie Alvarez.
After a drop to featherweight, Curran would return during the Summer Series tournament and win. He defeated Joe Warren for the title and defended it this past Thursday.
Curran meets Daniel Straus (21-4) next with no date confirmed. Straus won the Season 6 tournament to earn his spot in the title picture.