Quick Hits 5/8: Liddell & Hughes Return, Leaked Nude Photos

  • Vitor Belfort is scheduled to have his last fight of his legendary twenty-year career. He is set to face Nate Marquardt at UFC 212 on June 3rd in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Though this is his last fight, Belfort is looking to add some news skills. Belfort has announced that his training camp for the fight will be at Tristar Gym in Montreal.  Tristar gym is the home of Georges St. Pierre and head coach Firas Zihabi.
  • Former UFC lightheavy champion, Chuck Liddell was asked about the comments that his former trainer John Hackelman made about Liddell thinking of returning to action.  When TMZ asked him if he was going to return, he said “we’ll see”
  • Former UFC welterweight champion, Matt Hughes was also asked about the news of him wanting to return to action. Hughes stated that he never wanted to retire and is very interested in returning. He also stated that he only wants to fight fighters close to his age and current skill sets.
  • The FBI is investigating a release of private photos released from a hacker. Some of the photos are of naked women. Fighters Angela Magana, Raquel Pennington, and Jessamyn Duke have supposedly had their photos hacked and were shown naked in the photos. Tecia Torres also had some personal photos hacked but none of them were nudes.
  • Li Jingliang will try to push his UFC winning streak to three when he faces off against Jonathan Meunier at UFC Fight Night 111 on June 17th at Kallang, Singapore. Jingliang is coming off back to back knock out wins over Bobby Nash and Anton Zafir, while Meunier enters the contest off a win over Richard Walsh.
  • Undefeated Welsh fighter, Bobby Johns will return to the octagon to face off against Canadian fighter, Mitch Gagnon. The two will face each other as part of UFC Fight Night 113 on July 16th in Glasgow, Scotland. Johns enters the contest comimg off his promotion debut win over Kwan Ho Kwak, while Gagnon enters the contest riding a two fight losing streak.

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