“I am the King of Kansas City”- UFC Fighter Calls Out Patrick Mahomes, Travis Kelce After Latest Win

Published 04/11/2021, 9:10 PM EDT
Sep 10, 2020; Kansas City, Missouri, USA; Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes (15) and tight end Travis Kelce (87) celebrate after a touchdown during the first half against the Houston Texans at Arrowhead Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports


The Andy Reid-coached Kansas City Chiefs etched their names in Missouri folklore by beating the San Francisco 49ers in the Super Bowl LIV at the Hard Rock Stadium in Miami. Patrick Mahomes, Travis Kelce, and Tyreek Hill grabbed headlines after some impressive displays in last year’s finale.

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Nov 1, 2020; Kansas City, Missouri, USA; Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Demarcus Robinson (11) is congratulated by quarterback Patrick Mahomes (15) and tight end Nick Keizer (48) and wide receiver Tyreek Hill (10) after scoring a touchdown against the New York Jets during the second half at Arrowhead Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jay Biggerstaff-USA TODAY Sports

They helped the Chiefs win their first Super Bowl trophy since 1970, a gap of 50 years. They received a champion’s welcome during the victory parade along with their loyal fanbase. But the ‘Kings of KC’ might have a new challenger for their throne, and it is not a rival NFL team for once.

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Julian Marquez hits out at Patrick Mahomes, Travis Kelce and Tyreek Hill

Speaking to the media after his latest win over Sam Alvey at UFC Vegas 23, MMA middleweight fighter Julian Marquez took a cheeky dig at some of KC’s biggest superstars.

He said, “I am the entertainment you paid to see, but ABC gives it to you for free. So now I have a callout to give out to everyone from Kansas City.

“You guys know I’m the baddest man from Kansas City. The baddest middleweight in Missouri and this is one thing — it’s my time right now.

“I’m the king of Kansas City, I think they have to recognize that. They just have a little more followers than me So I think we need to compete against each other,” Marquez said after the fight.

Of course, 2019 Super Bowl MVP Patrick Mahomes was the first to respond to the challenge. Here’s what he posted on Twitter earlier today.

Teammate Travis Kelce also joined in on the fun later on, as did talented wide receiver Tyreek Hill who replied saying “Im Down.”

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We’re not sure that something as whacky as this will actually come to fruition. But we live in a crazy world and 2021 has already sprung up a few surprises. UFC and NFL fans might get to see an epic crossover of some big stars in the coming weeks. Fingers crossed!

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Daniel Arambur is an NFL writer and content strategist for EssentiallySports.With more than 1,000 articles, he is one of the senior writers in the NFL cohort at ES. A mass media graduate from the University of Mumbai, Daniel has found the perfect blend of vocation and passion in the sports content niche.

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