UFC Fighter Julian Marquez Reacts to Backlash From Fans Over His Back and Forth With Miley Cyrus

February 18, 2021 7:53 pm

Cuban-American MMA fighter, Julian Marquez, called out Miley Cyrus to be his Valentine on UFC 258 after beating Maki Pitolo by submission in UFC 258. In a post-fight interview, the Middleweight contender and Miley Cyrus fan asked, “This is my time to shine. So Miley Cyrus, will you be my Valentine?”.

Shortly after the event, Miley replied to this tweet.

Julian Marquez was certainly all hyped up as he won the fight bonus and also got to ask out Miley Cyrus for Valentine’s day. But few of his fans and followers weren’t as happy or hyped as the 185 pounder was. But Marquez has a response for them.

He said, “it didn’t matter if I shaved my chest or didn’t matter if I did, there are always going to be bad comments and that’s how it is. The thing is that it’s me being me. I responded she responded to me.”

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – FEBRUARY 13: (R-L) Julian Marquez punches Maki Pitolo in their middleweight fight during the UFC 258 event at UFC APEX on February 13, 2021, in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC)

What’s next for Julian Marquez?

The middleweight prospect started off his UFC career in Dana White’s Tuesday Night Contender Series 4 on August 1, 2017. He’s had three fights with UFC after he caught Dana’s attention, in which he won two and lost one bout.

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – FEBRUARY 12: Julian Marquez poses on the scale during the UFC weigh-in at UFC APEX on February 12, 2021, in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC)

Julian stepped back to go through the entire training camp and re-sculpt his body to become an all-around athlete again. After his loss against Alessio Di Chirico in 2018, he had an injury that took him off the Octagon for quite a long time. Marquez returned on UFC 258 and put on an exceptional show against ‘Coconut Bombz’. He made a perfect comeback statement and is looking forward to showing up in the octagon more often.

Miley pursuits aside, his career seems to be on an up-and-up. Will he be able to win the belt soon?

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Joel John

Joel John is an MMA author at EssentiallySports and is based in Bangalore. His love for UFC started after Khabib Nurmagomedov entered the promotion and took down some legends. He is also a die-hard fan of Lewis Hamilton. Joel is a musician who can play 6 different instruments. He is a writer by day and a musician by night.

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