Lamotte: IFL Made a Mistake

What brings fans out to MMA events is that anything can happen--it
has in the past and it will in the future. When Chris "The Polish
Hammer" Horodecki (11-1 MMA) dropped the first loss of his career to
Ryan "The Lion" Schultz (19-9-1) at the International Fight League's
"World Grand Prix Finals" at the end of last year, you could almost feel
the reverberations of the shudders of the IFL brass. For over a year the
IFL had been building Horodecki as their posterboy and the fighter
poised to be the next big thing in the 155-pound weight class. Having
already previously beaten Schultz, many were predicting Horodecki to
be a shoe-in for the title. But it was clear that "The Lion" had other
plans when he brought an abrupt ending to "The Polish Hammer's"
winning ways with a TKO victory at 2:51 of the first round.

Horodecki returns to the ring next Friday for the first time since the
loss to take on Nate "The Future" Lamotte (8-2 MMA), a fighter
relatively unknown outside of New England. Undoubtedly the IFL wants
to see Horodecki return to his winning ways--after all, they have
invested a lot into building him as one of their feature faces. But if the
powers-that-be at the IFL brought in Lamotte to lose, he's saying they
picked the wrong guy.


Lamotte: IFL Made a Mistake