AJ McKee channeling WWE legend for lightweight debut vs. Spike Carlyle at Bellator 286: ‘I’m coming back from the dead, Undertaker-style.’

A loss to Patricio Pitbull isn’t stopping AJ McKee from showing out this Saturday night at Bellator 286.

The former Bellator featherweight champion is excited about his matchup against Spike Carlyle in the co-main event for Bellator 286 and expects his lightweight move to be the same as his run at featherweight.

“It’s going to be a fight, you know. I’m looking forward to showing these big boys what’s up… I’ve already been a knockout artist at 145lbs. A knockout and a submission artist. I’m stronger, bigger, the same speed. When I hit him, he’s gonna realize ‘Oh, alright, he is strong.’ I think he’s going to go into wrestler-mode.”

McKee expects a fight to be brought, but he also says the respect is there but will be thrown out the window once the octagon door closes and the first round begins.

McKee also pointed out that his lightweight run is a reincarnation of himself and he expects to come out like WWE legend the Undertaker in his fight vs. Spike Carlyle at Bellator 286.

“I expect him to bring a fight. I expect both of us to go in there and put on a great show. The respect’s there, but when that door closes, all the respect goes out the window, and we both know that… It’s the reincarnation. I’m coming back from the dead, Undertaker-style.

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