David "Redneck" Mundell sits down for a chat after defeating Julian Lane in the Co-Main Event of BKFC 25 on the weekend. Mundell is now 4-1 and BKFC's No. 1-ranked Light-Heavyweight contender, but he spoke with us about a possible change in weight class for his future in the Squared Circle.
How do you feel about your most recent fight at BKFC 25?
I'm happy with it, but I'm my own worst critic. I see so many things that I could've differently and done better.
What do you mean by that?
I really, really wanted to get a finish in that fight. I don't ever like leaving it to the judges, especially since I've been robbed before. We only had a short amount of time, but my whole camp was really focused on one thing -- him pushing forward really hard. But, when it came time to fight, he didn't really want to push forward, so I was the one pushing forward. We made our adjustments, and we still came out on top, but I just feel like I could've done better (laughs). Pushed a little harder, I don't know.
You told us before this fight that you'd likely be moving down to the middleweight division. Is that still the case?
I definitely want to get down to middleweight. I have no interest in staying at light-heavyweight now. If I'm going to take this sport seriously, I need to fight at the weight I competed at when I was taking MMA seriously. I'm at my best, fastest, strongest at 170 in MMA. Carrying that over into BKFC, I don't think there's anybody who can stop me.
Speaking of which, do you have any names in mind for your first fight in the division?
I want to go right for the belt, man, if they'll give it to me. I'd love to fight Thiago Alves or Mike Richman, whoever wins their upcoming bout. I'd like to fight Mike Perry. Whoever they need me to beat first to get to where I need to be, that's what I'm going to do.