O'Malley's trainer does not rule out a knockout in the fight with Dvalishvili

Tim Welch, coach of UFC champion Sean O'Malley, has spoken out about a possible bout with Merab Dvalishvili.

"We're getting closer and closer to announcing a date and location for the fight. Contracts haven't been signed yet, but everything is leading to Merab being next. There's a good chance Sean will knock him out if Merab gets useful in the fight. Right now, Shawn is at the level that if you take a chance on a transfer - you soon wake up looking at the light under the ceiling. If the fight does move to the parterre, then we can finally show off the new skills we've been holding before such an opponent. We will see Shuga's skill on the ground. But so far no one has been able to take the fight to the wrestling," Welch told The Schmo.