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Bellator champ Pat Curran has sights on set pro boxing debut

Bellator champ Pat Curran has sights on set pro boxing debut

Bellator has been in the news a lot lately but for the wrong kind of reasons. Fortunately, it’s not all doom and gloom, as the company has at least avoided controversy in the case of featherweight champ Pat Curran. Recently, the 25-year old announced he had been given a green light to try his hand at boxing despite the risks involved to his health.

Curran spoke about the situation to MMAJunkie, explaining he’d wanted to give the sweet science a shot for some time and saw an opening after realizing he likely wouldn’t be back in the cage before Season 9 starts this fall.

“They’re letting me stay active, and this is something I really wanted to do. They’re giving me the opportunity to go for it,” stated Curran. “We’re waiting on an opponent right now, but I want to stay active, I want to keep training, and since I’m going to have a little bit of a layoff, I want to jump into boxing and try that out.”

“Bellator’s cool with it – they’re letting me step away from MMA and make my boxing debut, and that says a lot (about) them,” he concluded.

The 19-4 Curran is unbeaten in six fights since dropping down to 145 pounds. Five of his total wins have come by way of strikes.

FRONT PAGE PHOTO CREDIT – BELLATOR

2 COMMENTS
  • darth_irritable says:

    Hey Brendhan, your stylesheets are really messing up the ads. The left hand ad overlays some of the text in articles when I read using Chrome.

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  • climbarock says:

    This is a “fortunate” development? Bellator can’t manage to keep their champs busy, to the point that Curran is trying out boxing to make some scratch. This is total bush league garbage and makes Bellator look like shit. Even shittier than they’ve been looking the past couple weeks.

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