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Following back surgery, Goran Reljic takes up light training for UFC return   [View Full Version]
SmileR » Posted 12/17/07 8:56:00PM

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 ( 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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Hendo67 » Posted 11/18/08 1:59:00PM

Awesome, Awesome and more Awesome!

Goran will be a force

mshalosky » Posted 2/16/09 8:09:00PM

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

prozacnation1978 » Posted 7/5/07 11:42:00PM

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

Hendo67 » Posted 11/18/08 1:59:00PM

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

Likely he will be a 205er i think.

sparky » Posted 7/5/07 6:21:00PM

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

sclasclemski » Posted 3/28/09 12:47:00PM

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

Jackelope » Posted 1/30/07 10:59:00AM

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

Amigop » Posted 10/6/08 12:44:00AM

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

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