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Following back surgery, Goran Reljic takes up light training for UFC return

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Goran Reljic's UFC debut couldn't have gone much better.

Pushing his professional career record to 8-0, the 25-year-old Croatian defeated Wilson Gouveia via second-round TKO and earned a $75,000 Fight of the Night bonus for his efforts.

Reljic (8-0 MMA, 1-0 UFC) hasn't fought since that UFC 84 main-card bout a year ago, but his manager told MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) the middleweight recently recommenced light training and hopes to return to the UFC later this year.

Reljic had been slated to make his second UFC appearance in October at UFC 90. However, a back injury forced him out of his scheduled bout with Thales Leites just two weeks before the Chicago event.

"Since then we had been trying different (forms of) rehabilitation to solve his back problems," Relic's manager, Zoran Saric, said. "Three months ago, doctors in Croatia decided to do lower back/disc surgery. Everything went well, and Goran started light training for a month."


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Post #1   5/11/09 1:46:12PM   

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Awesome, Awesome and more Awesome!

Goran will be a force

Post #2   5/11/09 4:10:12PM   

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i hate this he has been injured for so long he is a very good fighter and looked great in his ufc debut. lookin forward to his comeback

Post #3   5/11/09 4:22:54PM   

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i wonder if he will drop to middleweight or stay at light heavy

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He's a big guy, a natural 215-220 and he's 6'3''

Likely he will be a 205er i think.

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Reljic is one tough s.o.b looking forward to seeing him in action again soon!!!!!

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just saw the Ufc Unleashed of him vs Gouveia...i had forgotten about him...wondered where he had been

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Hopefully he'll put a lot more tools in his arsenal. His kicks were amazing, but he needs to work on his inside boxing, too. I'm not quite on the bandwagon yet, but I do admit he was exciting to watch and he showed a lot of promise

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Posted by Hendo67

He's a big guy, a natural 215-220 and he's 6'3''

Likely he will be a 205er i think.



he was schedule to drop won to MW for his fight with Thales Lietes. P.s. wilson G. Just s*** himself. haha He went down to MW to escape the huge monsters of 205 and here comes Reljic

Post #9   5/11/09 11:48:38PM