Long Beach, CA — Hungarian featherweight Adam Borics knows a thing or two about shocking the MMA world.
It was Borics who in 2019 crushed Aaron Pico with a flying knee, halting his fellow prospect in his tracks. Since then, Borics has gone 5-1, with the lone loss coming in the featherweight grand prix against a former champ in Darrion Caldwell.
This Saturday, Borics will face Patricio Pitbull for Bellator’s 145lb title, and he believes he can pull off a similar feat.
“Everybody’s going to be shocked again,” Borics (18-1) told Cageside Press on Thursday. “I’m going to shock the world again, so everybody will talk about me.”
That said, Borics appears to be enjoying the journey to this point. “I just feel this is my turn. This is my time, and I’m just happy to be here, and I’m trying to enjoy the journey,” he told us.
Pitbull will enter the bout having won back his title from A.J. McKee last time out. Borics was not surprisingly a keen observer of that fight.
“The last fight was very close, I was expecting more action in that fight. But you know, he did it.” Borics is happy to be facing “the best name on the Bellator roster” in Pitbull — noting that the match-up affords the opportunity to prove himself “the best. I want to be the best guy, you know?”
And while it has been a slow build to this point, the Hungarian is not bothered by it. “Like I always say, you can go to the mountain with a helicopter, or you can climb. Maybe I have the hardest way, but it just makes me stronger. So I really don’t care. I am finally here, where I have to be.”
One potential match-up that has often been touted for Borics is the aforementioned McKee, who makes the move to lightweight at Bellator 286 this Saturday. Asked whether he would be interested in that fight still, Borics insisted his focus was on Pitbull. “After this one, we can talk about anything. But right just now, I want to beat Patricio. That’s it.”
Adam Borics faces Patricio Pitbull in the main event of Bellator 286 this Saturday, October 1, 2022 in Long Beach, CA.