David “Redneck” Mundell (7-1 BKFC, 5 KOs) is on the verge of hitting the jackpot, but he must take care of business first on November 3rd. He will attempt to join BKFC’s Mount Rushmore in his middleweight title defense against the #2-ranked contender, Doug Coltrane.
The winner of this fight could not only earn a money fight against Mike Perry, but they also have the opportunity to impress a unique audience at hand. BKFC 53 will be part of the Mr. Olympia weekend, the largest annual bodybuilding competition. This new platform allows fighters to reach the bodybuilding fanbase and earn new sponsorships.
The Second Defense
Ahead of their scrap, David Mundell and Doug Coltrane shared some friendly banter on Instagram and mutual respect. The “Redneck” told me that he simply believes in his skills. “I’m not too concerned [about Coltrane],” he admitted. “I just feel like I’m the bigger, more experienced guy, and I just know I’m going to come on top regardless.”
BKFC President David Feldman even told me he expects “fireworks” in this fight, and Mundell specified the type with a chilling line. “[Fans] should definitely tune in because it definitely is going to end in a KO.”
Gold vs. Platinum?
A win for Mundell could lead to one of the biggest, baddest rematches in the promotion’s history. He has lost twice to Perry, once in the amateurs and once in their early days of professional MMA.
The result only tells part of the story, however. Mundell revealed: “Although both times I have lost, both times I have set [Perry] down multiple times, and he has been saved by the bell multiple times.”
Mundell believes his fight IQ is far superior and is confident about a looming trilogy. “I will put [Perry] to sleep, guaranteed,” he predicted. “Because he is going to be dumb enough to walk forward right into these punches.”
While Mundell admits this fight is not personal, he shares a unique reason behind wanting it. He simply wants his flowers because he, “hate[s] seeing people who make much more money than someone who is actually grinding hard every day.”
“I don’t think BKFC is going to let me ruin their poster boy, though,” Mundell laughed. “So until then, we will see.”
A Family Man
Mundell is not just a fighter. He is a proud husband and a father of two. The biggest reason the champion steps into the squared circle is the satisfaction of having his children view him as a superhero. He joked that if they wanted to bring their Dad’s belt to “show and tell” at school, he would allow them to do it. Unfortunately, the belt might be too heavy right now for the young ones.
Additionally, the champion is a blue-collar worker as a part-time electrician. Despite the championship money, he enjoys a steady cash flow for his family.
Lastly, Mundell shared that his first tattoo was a puzzle piece representing autism awareness, as his nephew is on the spectrum. He shared how his nephew is a ball of joy and a huge energy boost. “I think it’s important to put it out there to teach your kids and people in general to be patient,” Mundell advised. “There is no reason to be upset or rude about [autism].”
The champion represents hard workers with big hearts and is ready to perform at BKFC 53.
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