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Kevin Randleman Returns: First At World Victory Road, Then Against Jeff Monson

The former UFC heavyweight champion Kevin Randleman fought and lost to Mauricio
"Shogun" Rua in October of 2006.  With only one fight that year and twice in 2005, he has been pretty much inactive in
the past 4 years. 

Ohio State University’s 2-time Division 1 NCAA champion will be
looking forward to becoming a part of the MMA scene once again.  He is
already scheduled to fight at the World
  Victory Road  event that takes place
on May 18th. 

Thereafter, he’ll be training even further as he prepares to fight the former UFC
heavyweight fighter Jeff Monson on June 21st.  A busy schedule for the Monster in 2008
and we’ll be hoping to see him back in kick-ass mode once again. 

Here’s a snip from Kevin Randleman:

"Well right now I’m 100% back to being 100%. I can honestly say that I
haven’t been in this good of health since 2000…Even though I was hurt it
wasn’t all that bad. I got to really focus on my Jiu-Jitsu and get better at
that…I train a lot with Alex Schonauer. I also train with John Lui and a lot
of the guys at Randy Couture’s."

Regarding his first fight of 2008 that takes place in Japan

"In 60 days when I fight my first fight back in
Japan, which will be May 18th, I’ll
be in the top shape that I have ever been in, in my life….Yeah that will be
World Victory Road.
You can call it a warm up fight before Monson is you want but I call it my
first fight."

Regarding his second fight of 2008 against Jeff Monson

"I’ll be fighting Jeff on June 21st and I know that is going to be a good
fight. I know Jeff and we are friends but it doesn’t really matter because I’d
fight my own brother. We are in this for a chance to be the best and fight for
a title. I know that Jeff is going to be in great shape and I am training hard
at my Jiu-Jitsu because I don’t want to make the mistakes like I have in the past
against great Jiu-Jitsu guys. I can always strike and my wrestling ability is
always going to be there, I could do that in my sleep. My Jiu-Jitsu is only
getting better and my hands will always be fast. I’m in great shape and I feel
like I’m in a better place in my life and I have a lot of people to thank for

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