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Alex Nicholson campaigns to welcome 'King of Instagram' Dan Bilzerian to UFC

If the UFC is looking for money fights, certainly the “King of Instagram” could generate a pay-per-view buy or two.

Multi-millionaire jet-setting playboy Dan Bilzerian, who regularly trains at Las Vegas’ Xtreme Couture camp, recently told MMAjunkie Radio he’s considered the possibility of stepping into the cage for a professional contest.

“I’d like to compete, but I’ve got to do a real camp,” Bilzerian said. “I don’t want to go in there and (expletive) half-ass it. I’ve never half-assed anything in my life, so if I’m going to do it, I really want to do it. Right now, I’ve actually been taking a little bit of time off from the partying and the crazy (expletive). So it wouldn’t be bad.”

UFC middleweight Alex Nicholson took notice and has launched an all-out campaign looking to book the contest.

Bilzerian has yet to reply.

Nicholson (7-3 MMA, 1-2 UFC) is currently set to face Swedish striker Jack Hermansson (14-3 MMA, 1-1 UFC) at May’s UFC Fight Night 109 event in Stockholm, so it’s not as if “The Spartan” doesn’t have his next move planned. But hey, if you can find a way to book an octagon appearance against an MMA neophyte – especially one who happens to boast more than 21 million followers on Instagram – why not, right?

Of course, it doesn’t seem likely that UFC officials would welcome a debuting athlete into the promotion’s famed octagon based solely on social media drawing power – wait, never mind.

Keep at it, Alex.

For more on UFC Fight Night 109, check out the UFC Rumors section of the site.

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