Fans shouldn’t be surprised if David “Redneck” Mundell appears on the new Bare Knuckle Fighting Championship Top 5 Pound-for-Pound Rankings when they’re posted this week.
On Friday, Mundell successfully defended his BKFC World Middleweight Championship for the second time against the previously unbeaten Doug Coltrane. Mundell’s record improved to 8-1 with the win – his fourth straight stoppage victory in the Squared Circle.
“I fully believe that I am pound-for-pound the best. I’m not really sure where everyone else has me, but I have to be up there,” Mundell says.
“I just want to keep knocking down all the opponents they put in front of me,” he adds. “I want to fight the best out there and prove that I am pound-for-pound the best.”
Longtime fans of BKFC have been delighted to see Mundell’s progression as an athlete since his debut at BKFC 6, when the Oldsmar, FL product burst onto the scene with a first-round stoppage victory over Drew Lipton in Tampa, FL. One fight at a time, Mundell has transitioned from rookie to prospect to contender – and finally to BKFC World Champion.
It was love at first fight for Mundell, and he’s worked tirelessly since his debut to become the best bare knuckle fighter on the planet. He’s accomplished a lot, but he says he’s just getting warmed up.
“I don’t plan on stopping any time soon,” he says with a laugh. “I’ve got a lot of ground left to cover.”