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Pre-UFC 71 Press Conference: A Major Announcement at UFC 71, Rua Signing Confirmed, and More

Aside from the shocking Diego Sanchez news I reported earlier this morning, Dana White also gave us lots of other interesting UFC news to report during the call:

  • The UFC is apparently in active negotiations with pro wrestler Kurt Angle and commented that he would love to have Brock Lesnar as well.
  • Anticipates the UFC will have a show in Mexico in 2008.
  • At UFC 71 there will be an announcement involving the winner of the Chuck Liddell-Quinton Jackson fight being issued a challenge to set up a big matchup. Among the potential opponents for the matchup are Pride veterans “Shogun” Rua and Dan Henderson.
  • Confirmed the reports of Rua’s signing, although he didn’t say when he would fight.
  • Did not confirm that the Pride deal had been finalized.
  • Stated the UFC will be returning to New Jersey, likely this fall.


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