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English mixed martial arts legend Ian Freeman may come out of a brief retirement and return to action against former kickboxer and Golden Glory product Paul Cahoon at Cage Rage’s next event on May 10th at the at Wembley Arena in London, England.
The news comes from Stash Capar of The Fight Network, who reports that anonymous sources within the promotion have said that Freeman is likely to step back into the cage in the spring, most likely against Cahoon.
Freeman has not fought since winning a unanimous decision over Mark Epstein at Cage Rage 18: Battleground in September of 2006. Since then the 41-year-old Sunderland native has been busy doing backstage interviews for Cage Rage during their pay-per-view events and serving as editor of the UK-based “Fighters Only” magazine.
If Freeman’s return does come to fruition, he would be wise to not look past Cahoon’s sub-par record. Despite winning as many fights as he has lost, Cahoon has overcome struggles early on in his career to post a current five-fight winning streak, which includes a recent TKO win over Elvis Sinosic in December.
Freeman announced his second break from active fighting last April. He had previously announced that he was stepping away in 2005 after pulling out of a scheduled bout with Forrest Griffin at UFC 55 but returned to active competition the following year.