In an unexpected turn of events, Peak Fighting (PFC), a prominent MMA promotion, has officially announced the release of Dakota Hope, their reigning 145-pound champion. The decision comes after a series of declined opponent offers, prompting PFC President Jonny Ross to make a candid statement about the situation.
Ross, when asked about Hope’s release, expressed his disappointment in the fighter’s unwillingness to accept matchups. “To be honest with you, he’s our 145 champion. We’ve offered him over ten opponents, and he’s said no to everyone,” Ross stated. “At the PFC, you have to fight; you can’t just sit on the shelf for a year. We’re here to fight. I believe he’s looking for some easier fights, and that’s just not going to happen in the PFC cage. He’s going to have to go to another promotion. I don’t know which promotion that might be for him to get some easier fights that make sense for him. That’s where we’re at with it.”
The president’s remarks underline PFC’s commitment to showcasing competitive fights and fighters who are ready to face the challenges head-on. Ross emphasized, “We’ve come to terms, ended the contract today, and we’ll see what happens with him. We wish him all the best of luck, but in the PFC, you’re going to fight killers, and if that’s not up your alley, you might want to go fight somewhere else.” After interviewing Mr. Ross today, no one can argue that he is lacking in passion for his MMA promotion and the quality of the fights he puts on.