Thierry “The African Assassin” Sokoudjou had previously been linked with EliteXC and K-1, but now appears to be headed to the UFC.
“I’ll be back not in the ring but in the cage DEC 29th in Vegas!” Sokoudjou told HACNews.
That was actually the second statement he’s made alluding to a potential UFC debut.
Sokoudjou admitted he doesn’t really deal with his contract and meetings, he prefers to leave that to his managers at Team Quest (Ryan Parsons, Heath Sims and Dan Henderson).
The welterweight title is scheduled to be on the line when former champion Matt Hughes takes on current title holder Matt Serra. Wanderlei Silva will also be stepping into the cage with Chuck Liddell.
With another big name added to the card, UFC 79 is stacking up very nicely.