It appears Ricardo Lamas is out of the running to replace Manny Gamburyan and meet Chad Mendes at UFC 157: Rousey vs. Carmouche later this month.
Mendes sent out a message via Twitter asking Lamas to accept the bout on short notice to determine the No. 1 contender in the UFC’s featherweight division.
Just a few hours after the challenge, Lamas responded via his own Twitter page. And, it appears he has plans already lined up for his next fight.
@chadmendes I already accepted a fight in may, waiting to announce it, but I’m sure our paths will cross.
— Ricardo Lamas (@RicardoLamasMMA) February 9, 2013