Kelly Rundle on the Skip Hall scandal, crazy fights and facing HERSCHEL WALKER!
Carson’s Corner MMA is back! This week, we welcome BJJ black belt, world-travelling grappler and submission statesman Kelly Rundle to the show for a retrospective on his amazing and varied career to date.
A Delta Airlines employee for two decades, Kelly has made the best of his ability to travel and employee benefits to train and compete in far-flung locations like Rio and Lisbon, bringing a huge amount of life experience to his post-retirement jiu-jitsu coaching career. However, Kelly is best known to fans of combat sports for some of the crazy scraps he’s been in inside the cage, and with the help of “The Thriller” he goes in-depth to talk about some of those indelible memorable moments.
Not least of those was his highly anticipated and controversial fight against Skip “Disturbed/Stolen Valor” Hall, a fight where Rundle had no idea what to expect due to his opponent’s stated “special forces” background, later debunked by other former servicemen.
What exactly happened in the fight? Was Kelly really holding back for fear of hurting the elderly Hall? Did a legit strike end the fight, and – if so – why did Skip and his wife have the result changed to a “no contest” behind Kelly’s back without informing him?
“It wasn’t a work, it just wasn’t, but it just had so many rules…no takedowns, no low kicks, no high kicks, the only thing he didn’t ask me was ‘let me land a couple’ before the fight.”
Kelly found out on the Underground Forum that his fight was changed from a win to NC! This is a great and strange story which will definitely surprise you with its twists and turns.
In addition to revisting the past, Kelly opens up about subjects such as helping his old school tough father take up BJJ later in life, his mentor and coach Allen Mohler, and a potentially huge news story about his ongoing attempts to realize his dream of fighting football star, MMA dabbler and national hero HERSCHEL WALKER.
That’s right – the man who retired Skip Hall might be the next opponent for the genetically gifted, quick-learning Heisman trophy winner and “Celebrity Apprentice” competitor. Will Herschel bite off more than he can reasonably be expected to chew if he agrees to fight a BJJ black belt? Will Rundle retire another fighter from the “oldest active” bracket and cement his status as one of the all-time greats in MMA’s unofficial “master’s division”? This is another great interview with great grappler and MMA personality.
In addition to talking to Kelly, Bob also runs down an update on Dan Quinn and the latest news from the always wacky, unpredictable and frustrating landscape of combat sports. DON’T MISS IT