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Tye Ruotolo Wants Match With Nicholas Meregali: “I Think He Doesn’t Want To Fight”

Tye Ruotolo Wants Match With Nicholas Meregali: “I Think He Doesn’t Want To Fight”

Tye Ruotolo beat Jozef Chen via unanimous decision on their ONE Fight Night 23 match…
And he’s already hoping for his next opponent – Nicholas Meregali.

Ruotolo has been angling for a match against Meregali for some time now.
He spoke about it after the match against Chen, as reported by the Grappling Insider:

We’ve been trying to get Meregali for a long time.
I guess he’s very difficult to work with, I don’t know, but I just think he doesn’t really want to fight, to be honest with you.

The last time we fought, I had multiple torn ligaments in my knee.
He used to be fifty pounds heavier and I still alpha-checked him… Back at the end of the fight, you know.

So that’s one that I really want to get back.
I’ve got Meregali.

It doesn’t really matter, whoever ONE feels like they want to put in front of me next.
I’m ready for anything.

However, Tye is also excited about the prospect of fighting MMA as well:

I can’t wait to do MMA, you know, I’m so excited to go.

I’ve been watching my brother’s last fight, it got me so fired up.
It was so rad to see him.

We always grew up watching MMA fights, and we always knew that we wanted to be MMA fighters one day, too, not just fighters, but the best.