Who is Going to Pay Lorenz Larkin?
The waiting game is over for Lorenz Larkin, he is officially able to field offers from organizations outside of the UFC. The Monsoon took a big gamble when he faced long time top-ten welterweight Neil Magny because that bout was his final one under his UFC contract. Instead of renegotiating and extending his contract Lorenz decided to gamble on himself, starch Neil Magny, and cement himself as the UFC seventh ranked welterweight.
The UFC is going to have to pay Lorenz Larkin if they want him back, and they should because letting a top ten welterweight walk from the organization is just not good business. When his contract ended, Larkin entered a three-month period during which he was not allowed to field offers from other organizations. Today, that three-month period ended, meaning he’s now free to negotiate with whomever he pleases.
The next few months should be interesting for Lorenz and the UFC. It is somewhat possible that Lorenz can go the way of former title challenger Rory McDonald and leave the UFC for a pay day and join a rival promotion. Unlikely though seeing how McDonald left the UFC on a two fight losing streak having come up short in title fight with Robbie Lawler and then losing a decision to Stephan Thompson. The UFC should pay Larkin to keep him in the title hunt because Larkin is a rare talent when it comes to striking who has knockout power in both his hands and feet.
The future is bright for the Monsoon who has put his time in, played by the rules and if marketed correctly can become a star in the UFC.