Matt Lindland. Photo courtesy of the International Fight League.
Longtime mixed martial arts veteran and Team Quest co-founder Matt Lindland has fallen in his bid to earn the soon-to-be vacant Oregon House District 52 seat over Democratic challenger Suzanne VanOrman, who defeated Lindland by a sizable margin according to election returns published by The Oregonian yesterday evening.
VanOrman received 58% (8,965) of the vote during Tuesday’s election process compared to 42% (6,436) for Lindland, who ran on the Republican ticket. The former UFC middleweight contender has not yet decided whether or not he will make another run for a political office in the near future.
Lindland is currently rumored to potentially be facing Brazilian grappler Renato “Babalu” Sobral at Affliction’s “Day of Reckoning” event on January 24 in Anaheim, California in his next fight. However the organization has yet to confirm the matchup.
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