- Julian Marquez submitted Sam Alvey at UFC on ABC 2 on Saturday night
- During his post-fight interview, Marquez called out Kansas City Chiefs superstars Patrick Mahomes, Travis Kelce, and Tyreek Hill, but to a game of pickle ball or badminton.
- Mahomes is favored to win a pickleball contest between the four of them.
Julian Marquez has made the most out of his post-fight interviews.
Marquez produced another jaw-dropping win by choking out Sam Alvey at UFC on ABC 2 on Saturday. The 30-year old engaged Alvey in a firefight in the first round, and then dropped him with a big left hand in round 2 that set up the rear-naked choke that put Alvey to sleep. Then during his interview after the fight, Marquez made one of the most unique call outs in UFC history.
— Viral Sports (@NotScTop10plays) April 10, 2021
Yes, you heard it right. Marquez challenged the Kansas City Chiefs’ three biggest superstars to a game of pickleball or badminton. And if that wasn’t strange enough, the reactions of Kansas City’s Big 3 was more surprising:
Once again, Julian Marquez’s unconventional post-fight callout hit the mark 🎯
This time, he’s got himself a pickleball battle with three of the NFL’s best 😂 pic.twitter.com/m9bwbvNmvP
— ESPN MMA (@espnmma) April 10, 2021
Not only did Marquez get the attention of the three members of the Super Bowl LIV champion, he got all of them to say yes, including Mahomes who is still recuperating after undergoing toe surgery. Marquez also got the attention of the bookmakers as some of them have already opened their betting lines for that big pickle ball competition:
Julian Marquez calls out #ChiefsKingdom!
Setting the early Pickle Ball odds at
— MyBookie Sportsbook (@MyBookieBet) April 10, 2021
Not the First Time
Julian Marquez Calls For Valentine’s Day Date With Miley Cyrus, Miley Answers https://t.co/nDengCCnSt
— MiddleEasy (@MiddleEasy) February 14, 2021
Last February 13th, Marquez submitted Maki Pitolo via anaconda choke. During his post-fight interview, he called out singer Miley Cyrus and asked her if she could be his Valentine’s Day date. Miley replied and told Marquez she would if he shaved her initials (MC) into his chest hair.
But Marquez blew his chance at a date with Miley Cyrus because he didn’t give in to her request. But that’s not the point really. He’s a big fan of Miley and continues be one. Marquez even walked out to one of her songs on Saturday:
— Helen Yee (@HelenYeeSports) April 10, 2021
Let’s see how this pickleball thing progresses but there’s no question that Marquez’s star is rising, both inside the octagon and outside of it. He currently has a podcast title Beauty and the Beast, with porn star Kendra Lust. Marquez is 3-1 inside the Octagon with his only loss a narrow split decision setback against Alessio Di Chirico at the TUF 27 Finale. He has a 9-2 record with six knockouts and three wins via submission and has become an attraction in the UFC not only because of his exciting fights but because of his post-fight call outs.