A.J. McKee explains why he dry humped opponent during Bellator main event last weekend

Former Bellator featherweight champion A.J. Mckee competed against Spike Carlyle at Long Beach, California, where he dominated the bout from the start.

Carlyle’s performed exceptionally well despite the defeat and tried to remain competitive throughout the bout.

At one point during the bout, A.J. Mckee tried to dry hump his opponent’s head, which surprised fans in attendance. After the bout, Mckee was asked to explain the reason behind this gesture.

“Oh, that was a dry hump, definitely, yeah, I was just having fun, man. He was strong and he reminded me of my dad a bit, wrist control, grips, and hips. So, I couldn’t get the grips off, so I thought I had to let my hips off a little bit.”

It was A.J. Mckee’s first after April 2022, where he lost his featherweight championship at Bellator 277 to Patricio Pitbull. He has an incredible record in MMA, with 19 wins and just one loss. Mckee faced a mental breakdown after his first defeat in MMA.

In an interview at Morning Kombat, he explained his condition after losing.

“It was a lot to take a loss, To bounce back was my key. It’s just really fueling the fire now. I’m hungrier than ever. I’m focused on getting my first title again. I’ve got some statements to make… It was a full mental meltdown, a mental breakdown. One thing I’ve always done regardless of where I’m at in life is getting to that gym. That is my safe space in the gym.”

After the loss, he was even scolded by his father Antonio Mckee, an MMA veteran.
“I started losing it. Literally, I mentally went through a lot. I didn’t really have anybody to talk to. I wasn’t going to tell anybody that I was hurting or struggling… My father is Antonio McKee. He’s the type of dude to say, ‘Hey, get up p—-. Why are you crying?'” Mckee added.

He was lucky to recover after mental turmoil. Mckee moved to the lightweight division for this event because Carlyle was 6 pounds over theย  featherweight division limit. His moving up in the weight limit allowed him to compete for the lightweight title in the future.

The current lightweight champion is the brother of his former rival Patricio. Patricio is scheduled to face Usman Nurmagomedov on November 18 for the title.