World Series of Fighting 10 on June 21st will have 3 title’s defended, including the WSOF inaugural presentation of the Middleweight Title, then the defending of the Women’s Strawweight and Men’s Featherweight titles.
However before the triple main event will be a heavyweight grudge match between Strikeforce and Bellator vet, Derrick Mehmen (17-5) and King of the Cage and Bellator vet, Dave Huckaba (15-5).
The war in the cage doesn’t start for 10 days, but the war on social media just ended.
“He’s not the brightest crayon in the box.” says Derrick of Dave. “He’s a big dumb animal, says things over and over like ‘I’m not ready.’ and blah, blah, blah. He thinks he’s some superstar and is doing me a favor for fighting me. He’s delusional and he needs psychiatric help, the guy is old and really needs to learn how to spell, hell he’ll be turning 40 by the time I fight him. Maybe after I beat his a%* I’ll pay for some spelling classes for him at a local junior college.”
Derrick vows the bad blood will spill over into the 21st and he opens up about a rare mindset.
“We are definitely not touching gloves, I honestly don’t know why but I have I guess what you’d call a cheaters mindset. An instinct that as soon as we raise our hands to touch I want to fake and throw a right hand. I know it’s wrong and all but I really can’t help it.”
Mehmen can help winning and he’s been the victor in his last 5 bouts including going 2-0 in the WSOF, a promotion where he wouldn’t mind avenging a loss he succumbed to 4 years ago.
“I would love to fight Dave Branch again.”
Derrick lost to Dave at Bellator 15 in 2010 via rear naked choke in the second round.
“I’d love to fight him but it will never happen, he’s a middleweight now and even though I fought him at 185, I’m a heavyweight now so it’ll probably never happen. I fought him on 3 days notice, I went just to corner Steve Carl and we landed on Wednesday and I was asked to fight on Friday.”
His training partner Steve Carl defeated 2 time Bellator Middleweight Title Number 1 contender, Brett Cooper via unanimous decision.
Mehmen also would like to provide Dave Huckaba with one last friendly reminder of camaraderie.
“He needs to know that I’m going to whoop his a#%, I’m going to end it by TKO by way of ground and pound.”