Mirko Filipovic. Photo property of the Ultimate Fighting Championship.
Here are your quick hits for the afternoon of June 19, 2009.
— Just days after leaving the UFC in favor of a new three-fight deal with Japanese-based DREAM, Mirko “Cro Cop” Filipovic has reportedly been hospitalized due to a possible case of of Salmonella according to Croatian news outlets. The former PRIDE Fighting Championships standout competed just one week ago at UFC 99, defeating Cage Rage product Mustapha al Turk via first-round TKO. [MMA Mania]
— DREAM officials have reportedly offered Jason “Mayhem” Miller and Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza a third bout between each other for the vacant DREAM middleweight title at DREAM.10 on July 20 in Japan. Miller revealed his intention to accept the bout earlier this week, but published reports quote Souza as saying that he has no interest in yet another meeting between the two. [MMA Weekly]
— WEC featherweight contender Wagnney Fabiano has stated that he expects to return to action at a yet-to-be-announced WEC event this September, potentially against former title challenger Leonard Garcia. Fabiano last competed at WEC 40 in April, earning a unanimous decision over Fredson Paixao. [Tatame.com]
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