The UFC has declined to offer middleweight Matt Lindland a contract to fight for the promotion, according to a report by MMA Junkie.
Lindland had this to say during a recent appearance on TAGG Radio:
“I made it very clear to Dana (White), and he’s the final decision-maker on all that stuff. I made it very clear that I was looking for them to make me an offer. I said, ‘Make me an offer, and let’s talk. Let’s do business.’ I got back a, ‘We’re not going to make you any kind of an offer’ response.“
Lindland (20-5 MMA, 9-3 UFC) fought for the UFC twelve times between 2000 and 2005 but was abruptly let go following a sponsorship dispute in which Lindland wore promotional materials for an unapproved sponsor during weigh-ins for UFC 54. Inside the octagon Lindland has picked up victories against Yoji Anjo, Ricardo Almeida, Phil Baroni (twice), Pat Miletich, Ivan Salaverry, Falaniko Vitale, Travis Lutter, and Joe Doerksen. His UFC losses came against Murilo Bustamante, Falaniko Vitale, and David Terrell.
Since leaving the UFC, Lindland has secured five victories with only two defeats, both of which were outside of his weight class against current UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Quinton Jackson and top-ranked heavyweight Fedor Emelianenko.