Julian Marquez is fine following a car accident one week after UFC return.
A week after scoring a huge, come-from-behind win in his MMA return at UFC 258, and going viral for his post-fight comments towards Miley Cyrus, Julian Marquez was involved in a scary scene but came away uninjured.
In photos shared on social media on Feb. 21, Marquez revealed that was involved in a nasty vehicle accident that completely damaged both vehicles.
Marquez and the other parties, however, managed to come away with no physical injuries, according to the UFC fighter.
Julian Marquez involved in scary car crash but says he’s unhurt
“All I can say is I have an angel protecting me,” Marquez said in the post. “Blessed no one was harmed or injured.”
Marquez competed just last week at UFC 258, taking on Maki Pitolo in the event’s opening main card bout. It was Marquez’s first MMA fight in over two years — a period in which Marquez was mostly sidelined with injury.
After appearing to have lost the first two rounds of the fight, Marquez caught Pitolo in an anaconda choke in the final minute of the fight, scoring a late submission victory and earning a performance bonus.
Following the fight, with the event one day before Valentine’s Day, Marquez cut a post-fight promo in which he used his call-out time to ask Miley Cyrus to be his valentine.
“I’ve been waiting 31 months to get on this damned mic, and to call these people out right now,” Marquez said. “This is my time to shine. So, Miley Cyrus…will you be my Valentine’s?”