Al Iaquinta is ready to return to the Octagon early this year, and he even has an opponent in mind. Recent Ultimate Fighter runner-up Mike Ricci called out Iaquinta for a fight at UFC 158: St-Pierre vs. Diaz, and the fellow TUF fighter responded.
.@danawhite Mike Ricci Invited me to a fight in Montreal.. I will beat him up, but only cuz he asked so politely. Hook it up please
— Al Iaquinta (@ALIAQUINTA) January 10, 2013
Ricci (7-3) was defeated by Colton Smith late in 2012 in the finals of The Ultimate Fighter, while Iaquinta (5-2-1) was also stopped just short in his quest to win TUF.