Big Frog Returns! UFC/WEC/IFL/Pride Veteran Jeff Curran Eyes Spring Return

Jeff Curran was thought to be retired after the Pedro Munhoz fight in August of this year. But some fighters just can’t walk away, it seems, and the UFC/WEC veteran is coming back.

Per his team’s webpage:

At this point, I am feeling more than ever determined to charge forward after my dreams and continuing my life as a fighter. I have battled through injuries for a greater part of my career and have questioned my bodies ability to withstand more damage. The conclusion is simple, hell yea it can. I am durable, I am built to fight and want it more than anyone. I have spent most of my career building the best staff I could ask for at Team Curran MMA in Crystal Lake, Illinois. I know they all got me covered so I am looking to make my return to a big fight, hopefully in March or April of 2014 and cannot wait to grace the inner walls of the cage again. My teamates and training partners are awesome and I look forward to being int he mix like I always have been for as long as I can. For all the critics out there who don’t agree or think I will not do well, all i can say is you are entitled to your opinion. For my family, my friends, my team, my management, fans and students who have always believed in me, I just want to say Thank You, from the bottom of my heart and ask that you continue to do so.

I never wanted to be “That Guy” to retire and then return for one last hoorah, so I promise to everyone I will make each fight count and finish strong, be it now or 5 years from now.

Kubryk’s Kommentary: This isn’t all that surprising to me as I spoke with Curran, off the record then, while interviewing his cousin Pat before the aborted Bellator PPV. Jeff spoke of returning sometime in 2014, potentially, but wanted to let his body heal up first before considering another run. It was off the record, of course, which is why I didn’t report on that conversation until now.

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Source: Team Curran Website