Chris Wade picked up a unanimous decision win over Frankie Perez on the preliminary card of UFC On Fox 25.
For his next appearance in the Octagon, the fighter would like to battle Nik Lentz, who disrespected him at the UFC fighters retreat.
“He and I fought Islam (Makhachev, who beat both Wade and Lentz), who’s as tough as it gets in this division, in my opinion,” Wade said to MMA Junkie. “So I tried to have a conversation with him about us both having fought Islam. And he couldn’t have been ruder to me. I don’t know if he remembers it, but I remember it. He just wouldn’t even acknowledge me. He looked at me like I was almost part of the wall. He made this grunting noise and turned his back on me. And I was like, ‘Really?’ And I kind of asked him, and he just kept going. That’s the weirdest guy I’ve ever come across in my life in this sport. So if he wants to get beat up, I’m cool with it.”
Lentz is already booked for a fight at UFC 216 this September, so Wade is going to have to do a little waiting to get his hands on his rival.
Wade also feels that Lentz’s attitude at the fighters retreat also gives him an added incentive to get the win.
“I think it gave me a little bit of an extra incentive,” Wade said. “I think he made a mistake doing that.”
The fighter is coming off of one rivalry bout with Perez at UFC On Fox 25, so now his focus has shifted on his potential next rivalry.