PFL heavyweight Josh Copeland still can’t quite believe he’s in line to win $1 million in the PFL post-season tournament.
“I’m still in shock,” Copeland (18-5-1) told MMAjunkie Radio. “I can’t believe things unfolded the way they did.”
Copeland needed fellow heavyweights Mike Kyle and Caio Alencar to fight to a decision at PFL 7 so he could earn a spot in the playoffs.
Then, Copeland also caught another break when he advanced unscathed from a draw at PFL 8 with Francimar Barroso. And when semifinalist Alex Nicholson cut him and tried to finish early in his next bout, it was another best-case scenario.
“I thought Alex was the weak link in the chain,” said Copeland. “He’s dangerous because he comes to fight and he throws some random stuff, but I don’t think he sets stuff up good.