From here on out, Freire plans to take matters into his own hands by finishing fights.
"Going forward, I will try to never to go judges' decision again," Freire told MMAjunkie.com. "I lost two decisions in Bellator, one to Joe Warren and one to Pat Curran. Both times I made the mistake of letting third parties decide my fate. And both of those losses were split decisions. That means someone thought I won. I personally thought I won both fights. But on my record, there are two losses."
For Freire, it's championship or bust at this point in his career.
"My goal is to be a world champion and I didn't reach that goal because I left it on the hands of others," Freire said. "It's possible I won't be able to finish all my future opponents, but I'll certainly try. I will try to finish them. I speak the truth, from the heart. I'm hitting everyone hard; I aim to hurt them all."
At the young age of 26, Freire has plenty of gas left in the tank.
"Every fight is unique," Freire said. "He's had 11 decisions in a row, win or lose. If you truly want to finish an opponent, that's within you. In Brazil, his opponents weren't as tough or strategic. You can't just hope that your opponent will behave a certain way. In MMA, you must use good strategy to find the shortest path to victory."
Freire is set to fight at Bellator 99, in a season that features plenty of the hottest studs in the sport.
"I think a lot about being the world's best featherweight," Freire said. I will reach my goal because I'm very determined in what I do.
"What keeps me going is my own will to be champion. I run after my goal. I will make my dream come true."
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