Tuesday, January 15, 2008
COREY HILL MAKING MOVES
I met this guy several times and he got what it takes to make the best of what hes got ...have you ever been 5'11 and stood next to a 6'4 155 pounders , man I wanted to buy him lunch, zero fat on this guy , all muscle, good luck Corey.
“The Ultimate Fighter 5” cast member Corey Hill (1-0 MMA, 0-0 UFC), the 6-foot-4 155-pounder who captured the imaginations of fight fans despite having just one professional fight, makes his long-awaited UFC debut next week.
The 29-year-old fighter will be a guest on today’s edition of TAGG Radio (www.taggradio.com) to talk about his UFC Fight Night 12 bout.
Back in November,MMAjunkie broke the news that Hill (1-0 MMA, 0-0 UFC) would finally make his octagon debut at next week’s event against Joe Veres (4-2 MMA, 0-1 UFC). The fight is slated for the (un-televised) preliminary portion of the night’s event, which features a headline bout between Josh Burkman and Mike Swick (who’s making his debut at 170 lbs.).
During a recent interview with UFC.com‘s Thomas Gerbasi, Hill confirmed that he’s now a part of Pat Miletich’s MFS Elite Gym camp in Iowa. (MMAjunkie.com reported this past September that Hill was expected to be a part of Matt Hughes’ upstart fight team in Illinois but eventually opted out of the affiliation for unknown reasons.)
On today’s edition of TAGG Radio, Hill is expected to discuss what has now become his legendary fib. After impressing UFC and Spike TV executives at an open tryout for “The Ultimate Fighter,” Hill told them he owned an 8-0 record. Once on the show, Hill, somehow got it down to 4-0. But he eventually fessed up to coach Jens Pulver and his teammates that he actually had just one fight: a 34-second technical knockout of MMA newcomer Stryder Fann in November 2006.
He’ll look to make it two straight wins next Wednesday.
Posted by Doug Fresh