RAY COOPER has twice won the $1 million League of Professional Wrestlers check that changed his life. But he's not sure where the "nonsense" cham
RAY COOPER has twice won the $1 million League of Professional Wrestlers check that changed his life.
But he’s not sure where the “nonsense” championship belts go with them.
Cooper went all the way in the PFL’s $1 million-winning season in 2019 and then two years later.
And while he took the prize money straight to the bank, he’s not so sure where the title belts are.
Cooper, 29, said: “My grandmother has it, somewhere.
“Or my parents, I don’t really care. They are just objects. They just don’t make sense to me.”
“It’s just the act of being there, the moment you don’t realize until after the fight when you’re done with it.
“You just have to live in the moment. Just the memories.”
Cooper is in the mix for a million dollar paycheck hat-trick, having entered the 2022 PFL season.
Fighters in six divisions have two regular season fights, where points are scored for their method of victory.
The top four then advance to the playoffs, which consist of a three-round semifinal and a five-round final fight, with $1 million on the line.
Welterweight Cooper is currently in the ranking spot, following a loss to 28-year-old Carlos Leal in May.
He also lost weight before the fight, which means he actually had a point taken from him and is currently at -1.
The reins champion now faces 34-year-old Brett Cooper on Friday in Atlanta, dramatically needing an earlier stoppage to secure his qualification.
Cooper said, “Getting to the first round is the most important thing in trying to get to the playoffs.”