Jeff Monson earned a unanimous decision victory over former UFC heavyweight champion Ricco Rodriguez during this past Saturday’s Mixed Fighting Alliance event in Miami at the American Airlines Arena and in doing so, potentially moved one step closer to a UFC return.
The possibility of Monson coming back to compete in the Octagon was first reported by Ryan Hockensmith during last week’s edition of ESPN.com’s “MMA Live.”
Hockensmith reported that Monson is expected to fight once more in Japan for the Sengoku promotion but that he has indicated he’s been involved in contract talks with the UFC.
“If Monson wins, he’ll fight once more in Sengoku in Japan,” Hockensmith said. “Then he expects to return to the UFC. He’s had a lot of conversations with them.”