A battle between two of the UFC’s top bantamweights appears to be in place for the promotion’s May 28 event in Las Vegas adding to what is already a stacked Memorial Day Weekend line-up featuring Frank Edgar and Gray Maynard going at it a third time, as well as appearances by former champs Quinton “Rampage” Jackson and Frank Mir.
According to Miguel Torres himself by way of Twitter, he was offered an opportunity to fight 20-5 Brad “One Punch” Pickett at UFC 130 and responded in a positive manner to say the least.
“My answer was f*ck yes, thank you, and you’re welcome,” wrote the mulleted Mixed Martial Artist.
Meanwhile, though Pickett was not quite as direct in his reply to the news, he seemed equally interested in the bout, saying through the social networking site, “I was thinking about going to UFC 130 anyway, looks like I best take my gloves now.”
The 39-3 Torres is coming off a dominating decision win over Antonio Banuelos in his Octagon debut last weekend at UFC 126. The victory was Torres’ second in a row since dropping back-to-back bouts against Brian Bowles and Joseph Benavidez.
Comparably, American Top Team’s Pickett has yet to unveil his abilities in front of a UFC crowd with his last action resulting in a unanimous decision over Ivan Menjivar at WEC 53 in December. The win marked the Brit’s tenth in eleven tries.