Former WEC bantamweight Jeff Curran (29-12-1) finds a temporary home with Strikeforce, signing a two fight non-exclusive contract with the MMA promotion.
“At this point, it doesn’t matter, … I am going to fight my ass off to finish the fight as soon as possible.”
“My ultimate goal is to be returning to the WEC. Strikeforce has no intentions on building the 135-pound weight division much, so it doesn’t make a good fit for me. However, being able to go from WEC to Strikeforce is great in that I can stay on big shows … After these two fights, assuming they are wins, I will begin to see if WEC will have me back sooner than later”[MMAweekly]
The 135lb. Curran will have to jump up a couple of weight classes in order to compete as a lightweight.
No opponent has been named for the Chicago native. He last fought at WEC 42, losing a close split decision to Takeya Mizugaki.
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Jeff Curran opponent will be Sam Thao.