Former UFC bantamweight Brad Pickett called an end to his mixed martial arts career following third round TKO loss to Marlon Vera back in 2017. The fight put Pickett on a three fight losing streak.
That being said, the mixed martial artist has since decided to pull himself out of retirement. This time, the veteran fighter will be competing for Absolute Championship Berkut (ACB).
Speaking to MMA Fighting, Pickett revealed that he already has an opponent in mind for his MMA return.
“I wanted to fight Takeya Mizugaki a few times in the UFC but it never materialized. He’s with ACB too so it seems like a good time to do it. He’s an older guy as well so I think it’s more on my playing field. I don’t need to fight some young kid. I don’t have a point to prove, I just want to be involved in a really good fight.”