Coming fresh off a win over Francisco Trinaldo this past weekend at UFC Fight Night: Cowboy vs Medeiros, #12 ranked UFC Lightweight James Vick is looking to make serious moves in the division.
Currently riding a four fight win streak and having won 9 out of his 10 UFC fights so far, the Texan native has set his sights on the who’s who of the division next, in hope of securing himself a solid promotional push.
And he’s gone about it in a way that easily garners public attention, as you can see below.
Going hog hunting this weekend. Which pig should I go after? Probably have to settle for a Sow. Not many Boars here since most have no balls pic.twitter.com/FlpyFPlVGs
— James Vick (@JamesVickMMA) February 21, 2018
Vick has always been outspoken but not being considered to main event this past weekend’s card in his home state of Texas against Cowboy Cerrone was an especially bitter blow – something he let the world know in last week’s episode of MMA Hour.
It really just kind of pisses me off to the point that I’m like, I just wanted to say, ‘F*ck y’all, I’ll be on the card, but just put me on the f*cking Fight Pass card. I don’t even give a sh*t anymore. That’s kind of how I felt about it[not headlining the card].
I’ve never been on a Countdown show, I’ve never been featured on any show except maybe UFC Unleashed for knocking someone out or finishing someone or something like that. I’ve never been promoted that way, I’ve never had any of that stuff. I have one of the best records in the organization, none of that’s ever happened for me
No wonder then that Vick has only redoubled his efforts to gain the favour of the UFC marketing machine through social media, especially after his impressive victory against a tried and tested veteran like Francisco Trinaldo.
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