Doug “ColdRed” Coltrane’s dreams are coming true.
After back-to-back wins to kick off his Bare Knuckle Fighting Championship career, he looks to climb to 3-0 in the Co-Main Event of BKFC 42 on Friday in Greenville, SC, LIVE on The BKFC App.
“It’s crazy, man! This is all I ever wanted. Ever since I was a kid, all I wanted to be was a professional athlete and I worked toward it my whole life, but I messed up a lot when I was younger – I made a lot of mistakes,” he says.
“Now it’s all coming together and it feels like a dream. BKFC is such a massive show, social media is going crazy, I’m getting asked for autographs. It’s everything I always wanted.”
Coltrane is riding high after his second-round knockout victory over Brian Johnson at BKFC 35 in January, and he predicts another stoppage over his opponent, Blake LaCaze (1-1, 1 KO), on Friday.
A dominant win in the Co-Main Event would do wonders for Coltrane’s career, and he’s ready to rise to the occasion against LaCaze, who at 6-foot-6 is the tallest fighter in the BKFC middleweight division.
“Getting the win is important, but my goal is to end this one in devastating fashion – that’s what I really want,” Coltrane says. “The whole world is watching after BKFC 41. Everybody’s talking about it. This is my time."
“One year from today, I’d like to be in the mix with the biggest names of the division," he adds, "and very close to a title shot.”