“I’m Always Down for a Challenge” – NFL Star Patrick Mahomes Didn’t Back Down After Pro UFC Fighter Called Him Out Once

Published 11/21/2022, 11:44 AM EST

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Julian Marquez had defeated Sam Alvey at UFC Fight Night: Vettori vs Holland. Marquez submitted Alvey in the second round to win. He did something very interesting after the fight. The Kansas fighter called out Kansas City Chief quarterback, Patrick Mahomes, and some other footballers, challenging them to an encounter. Further stating that he was the “baddest man from Kansas City”.

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“The Cuban Missile Crisis” called out for Travis Kelce and Tyreek Hill and Patrick Mahomes. In an interview with ESPN, Marquez said, “I am the Baddest man from Kansas City, The baddest middleweight in Missouri, this is one thing. It’s my time right now. So Travis Kelce, Patrick Mahomes, Tyreek Hill, I challenge you all to a badminton or pickleball competition.”

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The call-out didn’t go unanswered as Mahomes and others responded to “The Cuban Missile Crisis”. The NFL quarterback was was quick to respond. In a comment responding to ESPN’s video on Twitter, he said, “Need a couple of weeks but I’m always down for a challenge “Travis Kelce and Tyreek Hill also accepted the challenge on Twitter with laughing Emojis.

Julian Marquez and his “magnificent” beard

Adding a pinch of salt and flare to his challenge, Julian Marquez had claimed that his beard was enough to deal with anything that the footballers had, he said, “This magnificent beard tops all of it what you guys have to bring”.

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Julian Marquez has a Pro-MMA record of 9 wins-3 losses, and 0 draws. Fans will see the fighters in UFC Fight Night 216. The event is scheduled for the 17th of December. This will be the final card of the promotion for 2022, in all probability.

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Patrick Mahomes love challenges

Patrick Mahomes loves challenges and recently helped his team win over Los Angeles Chargers. He has been phenomenal for the Chiefs in the past few years. Fans will, however, expect him to continue in the same fashion. Mahomes helped his team win the Super Bowl in 2020.

Watch This Story: Super Bowl Champion Patrick Mahomes reveals He’s terrified of this despite facing toughest defenses in the league.

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If Julian Marquez and Patrick Mahomes ever settled the beef or not is yet unknown. The fans know that the Kansas Boys never shy away from throwing a challenge or accepting one.

Are you excited to see how Julian Marquez and Patrick Mahomes deal with their future challenges? Let us know in the comments below.

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Akshay Pallav

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Akshay Pallav is a UFC writer at EssentiallySports. Having completed his undergraduation from National Institute of Fashion Technology in Apparel Production, he has been a sports enthusiast all his life and has several medals at the University level across multiple sports including basketball, badminton, track and field. He aspires to interview Conor McGregor and Cristiano Ronaldo someday.
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Jayant Chhabra

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