- One-time UFC fighter Dan Lauzon, the younger brother of Joe Lauzon from The Ultimate Fighter 5, will be fighting on September 21st against Wayne Harnois. Sam Caplan is reporting current and former UFC fighters Kenny Florian, Marcus Davis, Drew Fickett, and Jorge Rivera will be special guests at the event.
- Matt Hughes has left Miletich Fighting Systems and will be starting a gym of his own in the St. Louis area. Current Icon Sport Middleweight Champion Robbie Lawler will reportedly be joining Hughes in the venture.
- All 10 fighters who were tested for drugs at UFC 74 have come back clean for performance enhancers. The 10 fighters tested were Randy Couture, Gabriel Gonzaga, Georges St. Pierre, Josh Koscheck, Patrick Cote, Kendall Grove, Roger Huerta, Alberto Crane, Frank Mir, and Antoni Hardonk. Their tests for “drugs of abuse” are still pending.
- In addition to our report that Ryo Chonan will be coming to the UFC fellow Japanese mixed martial artists Kazuo Misaki and Akihiro Gono may also be making the jump according to Bloody Elbow.
- The official websites for UFC 75 (75.ufc.com) and The Ultimate Figter 6 (www.theultimatefighter.tv) have launched in recent days.
- UFC middleweight Martin Kampmann is eying an early 2008 return to the UFC from a major knee injury.
- Dana WhiteÂ has stated in numerous recent interviews that he expects the UFC to sign Brock Lesnar. No potential timetable on an announcement or debut has been given.
- Whitehas also stated that PRIDE is unlikely to be resurrected. While this was the general consensusamoung fans the UFC had typically brushed the issue to the side but has finally admitted it is unlikely to return.
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