Bellator 299: Mads Burnell Fears Jiu-Jitsu Schools Have Become ‘Soft as f***’

At Bellator 299 this coming Saturday, featherweight Mads Burnell will look to begin a streak of wins inside the cage, as he hopes to hand Daniel Weichel his second loss in a row.

Burnell’s last fight came against Justin Gonzales back in April, and the Dane dominated “J-Train” over three rounds. Prior to that Burnell suffered a two fight losing skid after being beaten by both Pedro Carvalho and Adam Borics.

Weichel on the other hand was defeated in November of last year against the promising prospect, Timur Khizriev. The 38-year-old will be looking to bounce back against the Jiu-Jitsu specialist, Burnell.

The 29-year-old Dane stated at the Bellator 299 media day that he has been watching Weichel since he was 10 years old, so is excited for the opportunity to meet him in the cage. “He’s a legend that’s why I called him out, I know I’ve been talking some sh*t and I’ve said this before but it was mostly to reel him in.

“I’ve been wanting to fight this guy since I almost became a pro, he fought in Denmark when I was 10-years-old on a fight card I was watching live back in 2004, so it’s pretty cool getting to fight him. He’s an all round good fighter,” Burnell said.

The Xtreme Couture product took the chance to also explain that there is a problem with modern day Jiu-Jitsu in MMA and that it has become “soft as f*ck.”

“Jiu-Jitsu today is soft as f*ck to say it mildly. They go for all of this worm guard, spider guard, this guard, that guard. The old school way that Renzo and Rickson did it, get the takedown get on top, get to mount and punch somebody in the face and choke people, that’s how it works in MMA. But this soft sh*t where they butt scoot each other and try and get each other’s foot, that sh*t doesn’t fly in MMA,” exclaimed Burnell.

Check out the full Bellator 299 media day with Mads Burnell above.