My boy Dann Stupp at MMAjunkie.com is running up his phone bill working the phones and breaking stories. Here’s what Junkie has reported in the last 24 hours:
– A match between Tamdan McCrory (the guy who put Pete Spratt out of the UFC?) vs. Akihiro Gono is being worked on for UFC 78 in Newark, NJ on Nov. 17. Bout agreements haven’t been signed yet but it appears like we’re headed that way. Man, I am really excited about UFC 78!
– Marvin Eastman is off the UFC 77 card in Cincinnati, OH on Oct. 20 due to eye surgery. Eastman was supposed to fight Demian Maia. Junkie promises to have the name of the replacement in a day or two.
– According to Junkie, Chris Lytle could be headed to the WEC and contend for the welterweight title. If he makes the move, which is only rumored at this point, he might get a shot as early as February. Lytle vs. Carlos Condit would be a damn good scrap.
– UFC middleweight Martin Kampmann also had a second surgery on his knee and apparently it went well. The Muay Thai striker could be back in the Octagon as early as March of 2008.
If you want more info on any of the stories, just click the links back to Junkie.