Aaron Pico is far from being an experienced fighter when it comes to the sport of MMA.
But the 21-year-old prodigy already knows a valuable lesson thanks to the teachings of his father.
“The whole gameplan coming into this fight was just relaxing,” Pico said. “The bodyshot just comes so naturally. I like to stay on my feet and that has always been a motto of mine.
“As a kid, my dad used to tell me, ‘that how you sell tickets. By knocking people out on your feet.'”
Pico, a gold medalist at the 2013 Cadet World Championships in wrestling, improved to 3-1 recently when he finished Lee Morrison at Bellator 199. The victory was his third straight since a 2017 submission loss to Zach Freeman in his MMA debut.
Along with knocking out Morrison, Pico also finished Shane Krutchen earlier this year in just 37 seconds and knocked out Justin Linn last September inside of the first round.