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Lorenz Larkin Has Yet To Be Offered UFC Contract

Lorenz Larkin was looking towards January with a shot at becoming the Strikeforce middleweight champion.

Instead, Larkin will remain on the sidelines as the calendar flips to 2013, and his MMA future remains up in the air, as well.

Larkin had a planned title fight with Luke Rockhold scrapped after Rockhold’s injured wrist failed to heal in time. Larkin was later removed from a bout with Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza after suffering his own injury.

Many of Larkin’s Strikeforce mates have signed deals with the UFC, including Robbie Lawler – who Larkin defeated in his middleweight debut. “Da Monsoon” has yet to receive the same offer, as he told fans during a recent chat.

“I haven’t been offered anything yet from the UFC. As far as my debut I would want (to fight) somebody exciting maybe like a Tim Boetsch or Chris Leben something like that.”

Larkin, who lost to Muhammed “King Mo” Lawal in his last fight at light heavyweight before moving down, added that he started his weight-cut for the Lawler bout at 233 pounds. The loss to Lawal was eventually changed to a no-contest after the former Strikeforce champion failed the post-fight drug test.

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