Las Vegas, NV — UFC Vegas 46’s Brian Kelleher wants to face “Thug Nasty” next… in a rap battle.
It was a wild fight week for Kelleher (24-12). He started his week thinking he was going to fight Saidyokub Kakhramonov but ended up facing Kevin Croom, who took the fight on three days’ notice after Kakhramonov had to withdraw from the fight because of COVID protocols.
“Boom” won his eighth UFC fight on Saturday by defeating Croom via unanimous decision. He wants to stay active this year, something he did back in 2020.
“It’s nice to start early in January, on the first card of the year. I was happy about that. I would like to fight four times this year, stay active, God willing. I like momentum, you know, back-to-back wins. It feels good to have that victory behind you and kind of move forward with it. So, next time they are in New York, I’m down for that,” Kelleher told media, including Cageside Press, during his post-fight interview.
While Kelleher wants to fight four times inside the octagon in 2022, he’d also like to battle someone outside of the octagon. A rap battle against Bryce Mitchell.
Cageside Press asked Kelleher if he had listened to Mitchell’s rap album that he released late last year.
“I haven’t listened to the whole thing. I’ve listened to a couple of sound bites. Props to Bryce, I like Bryce; he is a funny guy. Props to him for putting it out there; I think it’s cool. Ariel [Helwani] was saying we need to get a rap battle on The MMA Hour, me vs. Bryce. That would be cool to settle, see who is the best rapper in the UFC,” Kelleher said. “I’m down; let’s do it.”
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