Lorenz Larkin is now able to negotiate with any MMA promotion he wants to with, now that the exclusive UFC negotiation rights are done and while the welterweight in talking to three promotions (UFC, Bellator MMA & Rizin), things are taking a little longer than expected.
“I was hoping after I was able to talk to promotions, it would wrap up in a week, but I’m really thinking two weeks,” he said to MMA Junkie. “Two weeks from now, I’m thinking I should have something.”
Larkin isn’t just looking to sign and fight with an MMA promotion either, he wants to get more involved with the promotion and interact more with the fans as well.
“I want to work,” Larkin said. “I don’t want to just fight. I would like to be active in the company that I’m employed by, and that was one of my big things coming into this free agency that was a problem for me. I want to do things that put me closer to fans. That’s another thing that would have to be on that contract.”
Outside of the UFC, the only other major MMA promotion that Larkin competed in was Strikeforce, where he defeated former UFC Welterweight Champion Robbie Lawler.
Larkin hasn’t competed since UFC 202, where he served as a late replacement for Dong Hyun Kim, Larkin would go onto defeat top ten ranked Neil Magny by TKO.