James Vick continued to storm his way up the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Lightweight ladder this past weekend (Sat., Feb. 18, 2018) at UFC Fight Night 126 by defeating Francisco Trinaldo in Austin, Texas.
The win was his fourth straight and thirteen of fourteen overall, with nine of those coming inside the Octagon. Now, “The Texecutioner” is on the hunt for bigger fights, though he can’t seem to find any “boars” with balls willing to step up.
At least that’s what Vick’s latest social media post states, as the brash Lightweight slammed the rest of the division for not wanting to sign on the dotted line.
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
In case you didn’t know, a sow is a female pig.
Shortly after his win over Trinaldo, Vick called out Kevin Lee to a scrap, though it seemed to have fallen on deaf ears as “The Motown Phenom” firmly has his eye set on Eddie Alvarez and Edson Barboza.
There aren’t a shortage of interesting bouts for James, the problem seems to be that no one seems eager to face the No. 12 ranked fighter on the roster, whether it’s for precautionary reasons or not seeing the upside on facing a guy who isn’t a top 10 fighter but competes like one.
Nevertheless, James is becoming more vocal in his efforts to score a big fight, which seems to be the trick to getting what you want in mixed martial arts (MMA) these days. Still, if Vick can hold tight for a few weeks, a potential dance partner could step forward as the winner of the upcoming 155-pound scrap between Anthony Pettis and Michael Chiesa, which is set to go down on April 7 at UFC 223, could be just what the doctor ordered.
Unless, of course, you have a better idea?