At Bellator 284, Marcos Breno made his promotional debut, and pulled off the upset over Canadian bantamweight standout Josh Hill.
After the win, Breno (15-2) was clearly emotional, something he opened up about during his post-fight media appearance.
“The reason why I was so emotional after the fight is that it just came to my mind, everything that I’ve been through in the last couple of years,” Breno stated. “Everything that’s happened in my career up to this day. And I won my debut in one of the biggest organizations in the world.”
Then there was knowing that he’d also seen one of his biggest dreams become reality. “I’m Brazilian, and if you’re Brazilian, you know how hard you have to fight to get to this level. And when I sat down and I knew I’d one the fight, it just came to me that I’d made one of my big dreams come true.”
For the fight against Hill, Breno for the first time took his fight camp outside of Brazil, instead working with Glover Teixeira’s camp in Connecticut, Teixeira MMA and Fitness.
“Champions have a different way of teaching things to other champions. I believe I’m a champion, I train with champions, I’m inspired by everything that they do inside that gym,” Breno said of the experience. “And it’s just special to me, everything they teach, the way they do it, it just keeps me going. And that’s what makes me so happy to be able to be part of such a good group and such a special group of MMA fighters.”
Watch the full Bellator 284 post-fight press scrum with Marcos Breno above.