Sokoudjou Returning at UFC 79?

HAC News recently sat down for an interview with PRIDE veteran Rameau Thierry Sokoudjou to ask him some general questions about his life and career so far. At the end of the interview, Sokoudjou states that he will be returning to action on December 29th:

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

So is Sokoudjou admitting that he has signed with the UFC and will make his debut at UFC 79?

With the event only a little more than a month away, the UFC will be announcing the majority of the card pretty soon. I’d assume we will be finding out pretty soon.

The UFC is the only MMA promotion that has an event scheduled in Vegas on December 29th as the IFL Grand Prix finals are taking place in Connecticut. IFO-Steele Cage has an event the day before so hopefully Sokoudjou didn’t get his dates mixed up.

Update 7:15 PM: Dave Meltzer has the latest:

Regarding rumors of Rameau Thierry Sokoudjou fighting in UFC, there is no contract signed, but his deal with Hero’s did fall apart and UFC is interested in him and talks have begun. There are talks of a potential fight with Lyoto Machida on 12/29, but it’s nothing more than talk at ths point.

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