"This guy, Paul Kelly, he trains so hard. He is like my family, actually, I consider him family. Paul is my family. No-one understands how hard this guy trains. He spars so hard, he fights hard with me - a heavyweight - and with Rampage. I've seen Rampage knock him down with a punch and him get right back up. I believe he will be a great force at lightweight, he is so strong. He always shouts "Chicky-chicky-Kongo! Chicky-chicky Kongo!" as well and I had to teach him. When he was walking in the mall I gave him a good dead-leg to walk on. Of course, Paul now says he is getting me back. He has tried to kick me in the leg many times but I don't really feel it and it upsets him. He says he's bringing a baseball bat to Germany to hit me in the leg after our fights. We will see."
Rising heavyweight contender Cheick Kongo gives high praise for up-and-coming lightweight Paul Kelly who trains with the rest of Team Wolfslair in the United Kingdom. Kelly is coming off a thrilling three-round victory over Troy Mandaloniz at UFC 95 "Sanchez vs. Stevenson" and is gearing up for his next fight in the lightweight division after dropping from welterweight for the simple fact that it would only require a ten pound cut — mere child’s play by today’s standards. "Tellys" is a welcome addition to the 155-pound division — or any other weight class in the UFC for that matter, so long as he continues to put on performances like he did last February at the O2 Arena in London, England.