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Sokoudjou wants you to know something

In his latest interview, our favorite African assassin (much better than the guys from Mobutu who stuff you in a pile of burning tires) was all giddy with news that he obviously wanted to shout from the rooftops but couldn’t for legal reasons. The closest he came to spilling the beans was this statement:

And I’ll be back not in the ring but in the cage DEC 29th in Vegas!

Hmm … well duh, let’s see: How many promotions are there doing cage shows in Las Vegas on the same day as the UFC? What? None? Oh. Hmm … I wonder what that means.

Let’s not call this one a shoe in just yet. We all remember the time the UFC agreed to terms with Fedor and then tried to slip him the standard slave contract. Only time will tell if Sokoudjou falls for this or if he actually gets the right contract. And Sam Caplan has this to add:

I this this could be a case where Sokoudjou didn’t communicate something properly because I just don’t see how a deal with the UFC could have been worked out when he had substantially more lucrative offers from other promotions on the table.

Of course, if you’re a smart guy then the UFC is the place to go. If you lose in the UFC, you can always go back to Japan. But if you lose in Japan, you ain’t gonna get into the UFC. By this rationale alone, it makes sense for Sokoudjou to try his hand fighting for Zuffa first, even if it’s initially for less money than he’d make elsewhere.

  • frickshun

    Okay, that pic is hilarious & from now on when anyone says his name, that will be the only thing I see. 2nd, I am thrilled that we *might* be seeing him fight so soon. His “Toad style is immensely strong, and immune to nearly any weapon”.

  • stellar53

    He is rumored to be fighting James Irvin…..source? One of those other places on the internet….

  • fightlinker

    Poor sandman if that’s true

  • Jonathan

    I am calling it here. Sokodjou loses his next fight. I do not care who it is against…he loses it.

  • koolpaw

    I remember the interview of Sokoudjou on some net radio. He was asked whether his parents in Africa already know their son became a pro-MMA fighter in the states. His answer was “ahh…….. no” in small voice, So he must be afraid to let his father know, maybe?

    You know, fathers of the families are still powerful and have Authorities in Sokoudjou`s home country. And Father Sokoudjou is an ex-soldier according to his son`s interview, and killed enemies a lot in the war. brrrrrrrrrr

  • Xavier

    Sokodjou Vs. Houston Alexander plz.

  • sonzai

    According to rumours in Brazil, it’ll be Machida. Now that won’t be a boring fight! And whaddya think about this: UFC begged Hendo to go to MW, Hendo said give me what I want ($$$) and sign Soko for what he’s worth ($$$) to take my place at LHW and you’ve got a deal? That would be some shrewd negotiating if that’s what happened…

  • fightlinker

    Yeah i was thinking Hendo might be putting some perks into the deal for Team Quest.

  • Mobb Deep

    This just in: Hendo confirmed that he is working hard to fuck the Soko deal up and not drop down to MW. Source: History

  • fightlinker

    Haha … nice one Mobb