When top Pacific Xtreme Combat lightweight Frank Camacho called out the welterweight champion Zebaztian Kadestam at PXC 50, the champ Kadestam didn’t feel disrespected at all.
In fact, he is happy about it.
This occurred right after Camacho won his supposed title fight against Tyrone Jones. Instead, “The Crank” made his intentions clear of moving up to the 170-pound division.
“It’s about time people start calling me out. I’m happy they want to take what I have,” the Swedish champion replied when asked by Dojodrifter.com about the callout.
Kadestam (7-2 MMA, 5-0 PXC) claimed the title after beating Josh Calvo in June of 2014. He successfully defended it against the up-and-coming Han-Seul Kim last March in PXC 47 via a second round TKO finish.
For the champ, having a future challenger like Camacho, who has the combination of skill and experience, is a motivation enough for him to work hard in training and make sure that the belt remains his.
Nevertheless, “The Bandit” promises to be ready for war when that time comes.
“Frank is a vet and he put on a good performance. It motivates me in my training to get better every day when guys like that wants to come at me.”
“I haven’t heard from PXC yet about it, so can’t say much, but I can say this much–me and Frank would most likely end up in a bloody war.”
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