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Old 12-08-2009, 12:05 PM
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Default Corey Hill Returns to MMA Action on January 23, 2010

Incredible he's already recovered from that broken bone! Hope he's able to remain injury-free. That was the nastiest broken bone I've ever seen.

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Corey Hill Returns to MMA Action on January 23, 2010

Published on: 23rd November, 2009

Last month UFC lightweight Corey Hill who suffered one of the most ugliest injuries in MMA history was talking of making a comeback to MMA competition sometime in the month of January in 2010 and it now appears that Hill will indeed be fighting on January 23, 2010 against Mike Dizak at a Raging Wolf fight card at the Seneca Niagara Casino & Hotel in Niagara, New York.

The news was confirmed by Hill’s training camp to Sherdog.com over at Gracie Tampa Academy in Florida.

The 6′4″ lightweight who was former contestant on season 5 of The Ultimate Fighter is still currently under contract by the UFC, but was given permission to seek fights outside the organization in order to get himself fully prepared to re-enter the Octagon at some point down the line.

Hill mentioned that he did speak with a spokesperson in the UFC during the fighter’s informational summit on November 3, but did not give any further details on when he would make his return to the big show.

“We decided that I didn’t just want to come back (to the UFC) to be back,” said Hill. “I wanted to come back and make an impact for the rest of my career. What six or nine more months?”

During his last bout inside the Octagon, Hill suffered a gruesome leg injury in which the limb broke in half while attempting to throw a leg kick to his opponent Dale Hartt who did his part by checking the kick and just went in the other direction and kept Hill on the sidelines coming up on a full year to the December 10, 2008 date.

However, always confident in making a return to MMA action, Hill plans to make the ultimate comeback and prove he is fit to fight on and make something of his early career as his trainer, Rob Kahn has full backing of his student’s progress.

“Based on how he’s smoking guys in training now,” said Kahn, “I’d say he’s recovered just fine.”
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Old 12-08-2009, 02:28 PM
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Nice to see that the UFC is letting him fight in "smaller" shows....

I guess Dana isn't the villian and jerk so many people like to say..
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Old 12-08-2009, 04:04 PM
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I wonder if he'll be throwing many leg kicks in his return fight.
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Old 12-08-2009, 04:38 PM
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I wonder if Dana has ever let someone fight in another organization while under contract with the UFC before. I'm pretty shocked
And I can't even imagine Cory kicking again.I'd be waiting for the leg break watching
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I wonder if Dana has ever let someone fight in another organization while under contract with the UFC before. I'm pretty shocked
And I can't even imagine Cory kicking again.I'd be waiting for the leg break watching
He let Marcus Davis do it, in a similar situation after TUF 2. Marcus wanted to really work on his ground game since he was pretty 10-dimensional. Dana let him take bout 4-5 fights in smaller shows before coming back to the UFC.
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Corey is one brave fighter, in my opinion. The picture in my head of his leg breaking still makes me very queasy, I'm glad he's healthy again.
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Nice to see that the UFC is letting him fight in "smaller" shows....

I guess Dana isn't the villian and jerk so many people like to say..
Speaks volumes about why he might allow some to do it but not others. So depending on his motives he could still be a villian or a jerk. Or both.


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I wonder if Dana has ever let someone fight in another organization while under contract with the UFC before. I'm pretty shocked
And I can't even imagine Cory kicking again.I'd be waiting for the leg break watching
Houston Alexander had a fight last September at Adrenaline MMA 4. Remember when Mercer KOed Tim Sylvia? Same night!
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Hope he's went up a weight class and made them legs stronger! Also he may consider some calcium supplements. I ain't trying to be mean but I don't see how someone that tall can be that light without risking his health! He should at least fight at 170 so he can build his legs into something more than matchsticks! And believe it or not I'm not trying to insult nobody!
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He let Marcus Davis do it, in a similar situation after TUF 2. Marcus wanted to really work on his ground game since he was pretty 10-dimensional. Dana let him take bout 4-5 fights in smaller shows before coming back to the UFC.
10 dimensional? doesn't sound like much of a problem to me
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