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Newly minted WSOF featherweight champion Rick Glenn sees two paths for his immediate future in the promotion. One offers competitive satisfaction while the other might be more personal.

“They offered me Lance Palmer right away,” Glenn told MMAjunkie Radio. “I’m interested in that. Of course, I’m the type of guy that says I’ll take whatever you give me. I’m here to fight.

“I want to move on. I’ve (also) had to fight guys twice in the past that weren’t happy with me beating them. Of course, they underestimated me. I don’t look like much right now; I don’t have my helmet on.”

About a month after Glenn (15-2) took off his trademark gladiator helmet, the guy he beat for the WSOF title started chirping about his loss. Georgi Karakhanyan (23-4) went on MMAjunkie Radio to say the new champ isn’t that good and that a rib injury was partially to blame for his performance, which ended when he was unable to answer the bell for the third round.

Obviously, that’s not encouraging feedback for Glenn, who trains out of Roufusport in Milwaukee and hasn’t lost in four years and 13 fights.

“It took away from the victory,” he said. “I respected the guy at first, and then all the comments came out. He’s just a disrespectful punk. I don’t think I’ll ever shut him up. I think I could fight him 100 times, and after the comments he’s made, I don’t think he’s ever going to stop with the excuses and complaining.”

Prior to their meeting at June’s WSOF 10 event, Karakhanyan did sign a high-profile endorsement deal with Reebok, so it could be that his complaints are the sour grapes that accompany a setback at a time of high expectations.

Glenn, though, wouldn’t mind trying to shut his former opponent’s mouth. If the WSOF wants to lay the foundation for a rivalry, he said he’s game to give Karakhanyan another chance.

A fight with Palmer, on the other hand, would provide a fresh challenge. It would also bring some additional credibility to his resume, as Palmer is part of the famed Team Alpha Male camp alongside UFC bantamweight champ T.J. Dillashaw and a bevy of UFC standouts.

Whichever opponent it is, Glenn wants a headliner in his next appearance, and he wants to fight sooner than later. He targeted WSOF 15, which takes place Oct. 24 and features a middleweight fight between champ Dave Branch and Yushin Okami.

“I need to pay some bills, please,” Glenn joked.

For more on WSOF 15, stay stay tuned to the MMA Rumors section of the site.

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