Thursday, June 21, 2007
Sokoudjou Confirms Talks with the UFC
In an interview with CBS Sportsline reporter Sam Caplan, his blog: FiveOuncesofPain, Rameau Thierry Sokoudjou confirms that his management team of Ryan Parsons and Dan Henderson have been in talks with the UFC, and K-1 and bodogFIGHTS. He has two fights left of his old Pride contract, but apparently, he was one of the smarter fighters and had a clause stating he could refuse bouts if Pride was sold.
Where Soko will end should be determined by the end of this week. Rumors have swirled that the Soko camp wasn't happy with the UFC's offer. I earlier this week put that rumor to rest with a quote from Dan Henderson saying that they were not insulted, but Soko did confirm the offer is less than his current Pride contract.
He also touched on a something that makes all hardcore fans drool, a possible match with World #1 Contender Mauricio "Shogun Rua! Soko said he felt that bout would be a great measuring stick to see where he's at in MMA.
To read Sam's entire article, go here.