Lance Palmer unrestricted free agent’ to prove he’s ‘one of the best in the world’

Lance Palmer, the former World series of fighting featherweight champion, seems to have finished his time with Professional Fighters League. 

Palmer expressed his willingness in an interview that he is a free agent and may sign with any company he chooses. In addition, he put it into the oven out of suspicion that it is unlikely he and the PFL will agree on a new deal.

Considering him as an unrestricted free agent, Palmer said. “Honestly, I don’t think they (the PFL) have interest in re-signing me. That gives me the freedom to kind of do what I want to do. Obviously, I have interest in going other places. There’s a lot of fights that I would like to get involved in hopefully to push myself over this next run of wherever it is. The Bellator featherweight division is stacked, the UFC featherweight division is stacked.” 

The Party was the former featherweight champion of the World Series of Fighting before the company changed its name to the Professional Fighters League. He went on to win 11 consecutive fights in the PFL, including back-to-back titles at 145 pounds and the accompanying $1 million prize.

Without a shadow of a doubt, it was a profitable run for him, but fighting isn’t just about money for the 35-year-old veteran as he noted, “I’ve made a lot of money fighting for PFL over the last few years, but it’s also that I didn’t come to the sport for that reason.” 

Palmer, though, did not believe he was acknowledged as a great athlete in his weight class.

“Even after winning the 2018 and 2019 seasons, I still feel that I didn’t get any credit for it as far as the guys I beat because nobody knows who they are,” he said. “You can be the champ of any organization, but if it’s not the UFC you’re really not gonna get the notoriety of being a world champion.”

The major issue for fans right now is whether Palmer will sign with Bellator or the UFC.

Where would Lance Palmer go? 

If Palmer transfers on to the UFC or Bellator, he will do it during a mini-slump. From April 2021 to April 2022, he went on the first three-bout losing streak of his professional career in the PFL.

He bounced back with a victory over Sheymon Moraes in his most recent match in July of last year, but he has now missed the postseason for two years in a row. Palmer is excited about the process of being a free agent despite this. 

Palmer’s mindset and mental makeup have served him well as an athlete since he was just old enough to drive. If he can maintain that level of steadiness and continue to outperform his opponents physically, he will undoubtedly become one of the best in the world.


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