Huge Fight Just Confirmed, Major Return, & More

The Iowa MMA Report has confirmed that Spencer Fisher will be returning to the Octagon in November to fight Frankie Edgar at UFC 78.

Randy "The Natural" Couture is filming a prequel to The Scorpion King. I care so little about this that I don't even know the name of the prequel. Considering the movie will go straight to DVD home release and that The Rock turned down a role in the movie, it doesn't seem like it's all that important. By the way: BOO, SCORPION KING!!! BOOO!!! Couture did say, however, that he is looking forward to fighting Mirko "Cro Cop" and would very much like to get his shot at PRIDE FC Heavyweight Champion Emelianeko Fedor, while he's still the UFC's World Heavyweight Champion. There is no word at this point who Couture will fight next, but an eliminator could be set up between "Cro Cop", if he's successful against Kongo, and Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira in the near future to determine who would fight for the UFC Heavyweight Championship against "The Natural".


The Forrest Griffin vs. Shogun Rua fight, scheduled for UFC 76: KNOCKOUT, was not the original plan for either the UFC, the actual event itself, or either of the two fighters. Griffin originally was set to fight Lyoto Machida. But Lyoto's habit of getting on his "bicycle" and hitting and running to win a decision did not sit well with Forrest Griffin in any way, shape, or form. The decision was then made to drop Lyoto from the fight in favor of the debuting "Shogun" Rua, who needed an opponent for the card as well.

Forrest Griffin will be on a future episode of Law & Order as season 9 starts on 9/25/07 on NBC.