At Bellator 256 on Friday, #3 ranked featherweight Adam Borics defeated fellow top 10 145lb’er Jeremy Kennedy (#8 in the division) to gain his 17th professional victory. Borics was already a top candidate for a potential title fight, and now has all but secured the chance to be next in line. The only thing is, he must play the waiting game, or decide to risk his top position and stay active, as the featherweight grand prix finale is ideally set for this summer.
“I am next,” Borics stated following his fight Friday, in regards to the title shot. “This is my goal, but let’s see what Bellator wants. I am really happy, I get the opportunity to fight again during these crazy times. I feel I’m ready to fight for a title.”
Borics described this camp as the best he has had during his successful career. The Hungarian native trains at Sanford MMA in Florida, alongside the likes of Gilbert Burns, Robbie Lawler, Vicente Luque and more.
“I’ve been going to Florida since 2017,” Borics told the media. “Every time I went, I was staying just one month. This time I stayed two and a half months. I want to be the best in the world. I have so much motivation, I dream big. At Sanford MMA we are a family.”
The gym may be the missing link that pushes him right to gold in the 145lb division. Even former foe Darrion Caldwell — the only loss on Borics’ record — now trains there. “I have the best coaches in the world at Sanford MMA, so I’m ready for everybody,” he excalimed Friday.
No date has been officially announced for the Bellator featherweight grand prix finale, which features champ Patricio Pitbull against the undefeated AJ McKee.
Watch the full Bellator 256 post-fight press scrum with Adam Borics above.