Here are some of the latest news and rumors pertaining to the UFC:
- UFCDaily.com is reporting a rumored match between Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira vs. Cheick Kongo. After the Jardine and Griffin upsets, I’m convinced we’ll end up seeing Randy vs. Kongo for the heavyweight title.
- The Fight Network is reporting that the UFC is encouraging Dan Henderson to move to middleweight but Henderson wants to stay at 205 lbs. He has one fight left on his current deal and feels he could be ready to fight again in November. Dan, we all know you’re a badass and cannot only hang with light heavyweights, but probably even heavyweights. But please, the UFC middleweight division desperately needs your talents! To me, a Hendo vs. Anderson Silva in a unification is actually a bigger money matchup then some of the matches the UFC is looking at in the light heavyweight division right now. The UFC may need to sign him to an extension in order to convince him to compete regularly at 185 lbs.
- MMAJunkie.com is on top of the whole Michael Bisping vs. Matt Hamill rematch situation. It looks like it was indeed talked about for UFC 78 in Newark but Hamill’s knee injury won’t allow it. However, Hamill said via his personal website that the injury is not so bad that he won’t be ready for a rematch at UFC 79 on Dec. 29. I‘m telling you, the best place for a Hamill vs. Bisping rematch is on free TV when you consider the reason why there’s interest in a rematch to begin with.
- I saw on BloodyElbow.com that former UFC lightweight fighter Yves Edwards is now with American Top Team. I’d like to echo Luke Thomas’ opinion that this is a great move for him.