Ryan Hall is a TUF winner and next in line to face MMA legend “The Prodigy” BJ Penn. BJ is 0-5 in his last run so the decision to return took everyone by surprise. Hall has been out of action since December of 2016 and was out for a year before that bout. Maybe that’s why he was paired up against Penn? Ring rust? Whatever the reason the fight goes down at UFC 232 in December. Check out MMAFighting’s interview with Hall where he opens up about his return and everything in between.
UFC president Dana White recently gave his thoughts on the possibility of British welterweight fighter Paul Daley returning to the UFC. “Semtex” is currently riding a four fight winning streak and was recently released from his contract with Bellator, so it will be interesting to see if the UFC are prepared to forget Daley’s troublesome past and give him a second chance in the Octagon.
UFC Heavyweight Champion Brock Lesnar (4-1), accompanied by UFC President Dana White, appeared on ESPN SportsCenter this morning, giving his first interview since being sidelined last fall with diverticulitis.
Lesnar explained the details surrounding his illness, how he was first diagnosed with mononucleosis, then later, up in Canada, they realized he actually had diverticulitis, and diverticulosis. In short, the champ had a hole in his stomach.
The doctors said he would have to have a surgery that would end his career, and would result in him having to wear a colostomy bag. The only other choice was, if he could somehow heal himself naturally.
As many expected, Quinton “Rampage” Jackson plans to return to the UFC at least temporarily. In a new blog post on his website (the same place he announced his retirement), Rampage claims he is going to finish out his contract with the UFC and shut the mouths of Dana White and Rashad Evans.
I’ve noticed that the UFC & TUF have some fans brainwashed or something. They still haven’t realized yet that the TV show is just a TV show. I did my job by entertaining people and if you ever paid any attention to me, that’s what I’m known for doing.
Now, I wanted to let my fans know that I’m going to come back to the UFC & finish my contract. Not because the haters are talking shit about me being scared of Rashad or Titties or anybody else. I’m coming back for my fans & to shut Rashad’s mouth up & shut Dana’s mouth up. Then after that I’m going back to doing movies & I might do a boxing match once a year just to stay in shape. Hate on dis!