Julian Marquez Calls Out Patrick Mahomes II and Travis Kelce After Win at UFC Fight Night: Vettori vs Holland

Published 04/10/2021, 10:43 PM EDT
LAS VEGAS, NV – AUGUST 01: Julian Marquez reacts to his knockout victory over Phillip Hawes in their middleweight bout during Dana White’s Tuesday Night Contender Series at the TUF Gym on August 1, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Brandon Magnus/DWTNCS)


UFC middleweight Julian Marquez earned a sensational submission win over Sam Alvey in the main card of UFC Fight Night: Vettori vs Holland. ‘The Cuban Missile Crisis’ has made a habit of finishing fights, as all nine of his professional wins have come by finishes. Akin to his habit of ending fights on his own terms, he has another interesting habit.

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Marquez has made another habit of doing interesting call-outs in his post-fight interviews. Last time, after his submission win over Maki Pitolo, ‘The Cuban Missile Crisis’ called out Miley Cyrus. This time he called out American football stars: Travis Kelce, Patrick Mahomes II, and Tyreek Hill.

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I am the entertainment you pay to see, but ABC gave it to you for free. So now I have a call out to give out to everyone from Kansas City. This the thing you guys know, I’m the baddest man from Kansas City, the baddest middleweight in Missouri,” Marquez started.

LAS VEGAS, NV – AUGUST 01: Julian Marquez prepares to enter the Octagon before facing Phillip Hawes in their middleweight bout during Dana White’s Tuesday Night Contender Series at the TUF Gym on August 1, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Brandon Magnus/DWTNCS)

“And this is one thing, this is my time right now. So Travis Kelce, Patrick Mahomes, Tyreek Hill, I challenge you guys to a badminton or pickleball competition. Straight up. If you guys want to see the pound-for-pound champions in Kansas City. You come in after me this magnificent beard tops all the which you guys have to bring,” added ‘Cuban Missile Crisis’.

Travis Kelce is a right end for NFL outfit Kansas City Chiefs. Quarterback Mahomes and wide receiver Hill are Kelce’s teammates.

What’s next for Julian Marquez after his win over Sam Alvey?

The Cuban Missile Crisis‘ has finished his opponents in every win in his UFC career. A split decision loss against Alessio De Chirico is the only stain in his UFC record. The Dana White’s Contender Series alumni has now earned three submissions in MMA.

LAS VEGAS, NV – AUGUST 01: Julian Marquez celebrates his knockout victory over Phillip Hawes in their middleweight bout during Dana White’s Tuesday Night Contender Series at the TUF Gym on August 1, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Brandon Magnus/DWTNCS)

He has surely made his case to earn an opponent from the upper echelon of the middleweight division now. Marquez has shown he can be sloppy at times, but his durability and power eventually stay put most of the time. Hence, he should have a higher-ranked opponent next for his next fight, but for now, the intrigue will on his latest call-out of the Super Bowl LIV stars.

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What did you make of Julian Marquez’s win and post-fight callout? Let us know your thoughts.

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Apratim Banerjee is an MMA author for EssentiallySports and has been writing professionally for almost a year. Before his current gig, Apratim worked as a UFC writer for Sportskeeda. A long-time MMA fan, Apratim has developed a critical eye for the sport that has helped him transfer his vast knowledge to his copies and give hardcore and casual readers a detailed insight into the fights and fighters.

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