Irish Fighter Peter Queally has termed his rise to Bellator 270 as “accidental”. He said that if it wasn’t for Conor McGregor then he could not have been the fighter that he is today. He expressed he had no idea that the sport even existed during his childhood and there were no gyms or awareness about it. Peter has the chance to become the first Irish man to claim an MMA title during the Bellator 270 title event in Dublin where he will fight against Patricky “Pitbull” Friery II. Peter has a record of 13-5-1.
It happened by accident. I wasn't this nine-year-old kid dreaming of being a fighter. I didn't know anything about ground fighting or jiu jitsu. But I was a good striker, young and I wasn't afraid of anyone. That just slowly morphed into a career. All of a sudden I'm in South Africa fighting and I'm getting paid decent money and it's turned into this career. And then it morphed into something else and then something else. There was no career when I was starting, There was no path. There was no way of doing it. There were barely any gyms. There was nothing. It was just not realistic. And then Conor, of course, made it realistic for all of us. When Conor became Conor, that was when I said 'I can do that too.
Peter Queally, Mixed Martial Artist, Ireland