After 38 professional battles spanning back 13 years, the MMA career of Brad Pickett will be coming to an end at #UFCLondon this weekend. The British pioneer known as "One Punch" will be facing late replacement opponent Marlon Vera in his swan song, capping off a career that has seen him face a who's who of the bantamweight division including Renan Barao, Urijah Faber (in the California Kid's final fight), and current flyweight champ Demetrious Johnson to name a few.
Ahead of his final bout, Pickett sat down to relive some of his highest highs (and lowest lows) that have defined his career as a man Dana White frequently refers to as "one of his favorite fighters to watch."
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Even more entertaining the the fights themselves is Pickett's commentary.
On his win over Demetrious Johnson: "He was like a little fly flying around you. I remember being back in the dressing room and they asked me 'Where did I wrestle?' I was like 'I didn't wrestler anywhere, I'm English."
On his vicious KO of Alan Jabouin: "You gotta live up to your nickname every once in awhile, and I definitely did with this fight."
On his knockout loss to Thomas Almeida: "Worst thing I ever did. A jumping knee, which reminded him that he can do a better one."
Though not normally one to wear his heart on his sleeve (when it comes to displaying feelings, that is), Pickett says that this weekend will certainly be an emotional one for him.