Simon Marcus felt strongly he was the rightful winner after he and GLORY middleweight champion Artem Levin fought to a majority draw at GLORY 21 back on May 8, 2015 in San Diego, Calif.
In fact, he was so fired up about the decision, he yelled out "bullshit" live on Spike TV after veteran commentator Stephen Quadros asked him about it during his post-fight interview.
After the five-round battle for the GLORY middleweight title that evening, it was "Bad Bwoy" who had the lone score card in his favor (48-46). He told MMAmania.com a few days afterward, "I feel I got the win, so I feel it's only fair I get another chance at the title."
Marcus was "looking forward to the rematch," against "The Lion," but with the announcement of the GLORY 24 main event between Levin and Joe Schilling, he will be on the outside looking in.
However, the No. 1-ranked GLORY middleweight wasn't passed over for a rematch against Levin. He confirmed to MMAmania.com that he suffered an undisclosed injury about two months ago, which forced him out of action.
"I'm having a great recovery and I'm way ahead of schedule," Marcus said. The 42-2 -2 kickboxer mentioned he should be back in action soon, but remains cautious saying, "I don't want to rush this kind of thing."
GLORY CEO Jon J. Franklin told MMAmania.com he "wanted to make Levin vs. Marcus as well, it's just how it worked out this time."
"I promised it to the fans in San Diego," he continued. "Asking which [match up] I prefer first is like asking which of my children I prefer."
The GLORY 20 "Contender" tournament winner is now 2-1-1 in GLORY. He suffered the first loss of his career against Schilling, when he got knocked out in the quarter finals of GLORY: "Last Man Standing" back in June of last year.
Marcus defeated Schilling twice before that, when the two fought in the Lion Fight promotion, where he also handed Levin a loss.
"Bad Bwoy" will definitely be watching on Oct. 9, 2015, when Levin and Schilling square off in Denver, Co., at GLORY 24, as he will more than likely be fighting the winner.
"I'm interested to watch Levin and Schilling fight it out for a shot with the real champ!"