“The Long Island Killer” seems less than impressed with his upcoming opponent.
Chris “The Long Island Killer” Wade, 34, and UFC veteran, is set to take on Manchester’s own Brendan Loughnane. The two will meet in the semi-finals of the PFL featherweight playoffs on August 20th, 2022. Wade (22-7) has won five of his last six fights and is confident is he will be Loughnane’s toughest test to date.
“In two years, you haven’t fought Palmer. You haven’t fought Bubba. You haven’t fought me. How did you pull that off, Brendan?” Wade said on Tuesday’s media call. “You fought Tyler Diamond. That was the wrestler?”
Wade was also critical of Loughnane’s lack of promotion by PFL. He states that the Englishman isn’t much of a draw at all.
“First of all, when they signed him, I didn’t even know who he was. He said something like when he first got there about me not being nice or cordial. I don’t know. We sign a lot of people in this weight, in other weights. I don’t know everybody, nor do I care. So it was just indifference to whoever is in my way.
“But since he’s been here, they’re treating it like this Conor McGregor situation, and it’s not. I saw the live look-in at a bar for his last fight. There were four people there. If you look at the look-ins for my fights at my local town over here, it’s 100 people sitting at the place.
“So I think they’re sadly mistaken about his draw power. I don’t know if it’s based on his Instagram following or what. It makes no sense to me.”
During the call, Loughnane decided to fire back at Wade, stating the opposition he has fought is high calibre.
“After, Sheymon Moraes went on a three-fight winning streak after losing to me,” Loughnane said. “Tyler Diamond has only one loss to a top-10 UFC fighter in Bryce Mitchell. So to call them two not-good opponents it’s a bit stupid. Ryoji Kudo is in the semifinals, and (for my last fight) I had a last-minute pullout. So what is this guy talking about? He’s talking absolute rubbish.”
With the fight of their lives coming up and £1,000,000 in touching distance, both men are undoubtedly ready to put on a show. Who do you think takes the spot in the Featherweight Final?
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