Chad Mendes has been preparing to fight at UFC 157 later this month.
However, after Manny Gamburyan was forced to exit their planned encounter due to a training injury, Mendes is without an opponent.
It didn’t take the former No. 1 contender long to take matters into his own hands, calling out Ricardo Lamas for a meeting.
Lamas, who fought last month and defeated Erik Koch, was looking to cash in and meet Jose Aldo for the UFC featherweight title. However, Aldo accepted a bout with Anthony Pettis for later this year.
So manny’s out. How bout we find out who the real number one contender is@ricardolamasmma
— chad mendes (@chadmendes) February 9, 2013
UPDATE: Lamas has since responded to the challenge issued by Mendes via Twitter, posting, “I already accepted a fight in May, waiting to announce it, but I’m sure our paths will cross.”
Who could this opponent for Lamas be? Maybe a returning “Korean Zombie?”