Bellator: Doumbe and Willis Exchange Barbs Ahead of Paris Clash

Cedric Doumbe, PFL Paris
Cedric Doumbe, PFL Paris Credit: Professional Fighters League

Cedric Doumbe and Jaleel Willis continue to trade barbs at each other as anticipation for their bout at Bellator Paris on May 17 grows.

As anticipation intensifies for the bout between Cedric Doumbe and Jaleel Willis on May 17, the French star has taken to social media to further respond to his American foes’ comments.

After an electrifying PFL debut last year following the decision not to further pursue a UFC contract, Doumbe became one of the breakout stars for the promotion after the turnout and reaction from the fans at home in France made him the centerpiece of the PFL’s foothold in Europe.  After an anticlimactic finish to his last bout at home, he now has another chance to bring his home country crowd to their feet against the confident Willis.

“Jaleel says that he will come to visit Paris, yeah he’s right. He’s only coming to visit Paris. That’s it. Nothing else. The moment he will step inside the cage, he will get, I swear to God, no one has hit him the way I’m going to hit him. You know One Punch Man? Now you know Cedric Doumbe. Cedric Doumbe will beat you Jaleel like no one ever beat you in your life. After the knockout I will take the mic and say ‘Hey. What did I tell you? What did I tell you!’ You didn’t want to listen. I’m the best. I knockout every opponent I face and you are just another one. Another one on the list. Seven fights, six wins, one splinter. [It’s going to be] eight fight, seven wins, one splinter.”

During their media call last week, Bellator veteran Willis had expressed what the moment meant to him to be flown internationally for the opportunity to take on a rising star in Doumbe.  While he was excited for the chance to see one of the world’s most visited destinations, he made it clear he was looking to score the moment of his career against the Frenchman after doing work in Bellator and the LFA in the United States.

“How many times do anybody get to go into anyone’s backyard and dominate and do some s*** and be glorified for it and not get locked up.”

While Doumbe and Willis are expected to deliver one of the more exciting performances of the night, the event will be bolstered by the headlining act where bantamweight champion Patchy Mix looks to repeat against perennial contender Magomed Magomedov.