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After his unanimous decision win against Billy Vaughan at XFO 39, Jeff Curran was being interview by cage announcer Ray Flores. Flores asked Curran about the future, and Curran’s reply was a bit of a shocker.

“You’ll never see me in the XFO again,” Curran said. “If the UFC doesn’t want me then I’m done.”

You ought to take a man at his word, but I wonder if he was speaking a bit out of frustration in having to go to a decision to beat Vaughan.

After all, since leaving the WEC, Curran has won 3 of his last 4 fights, including the one against David Love where he re-injured his arm. He later needed surgery on the arm, and XFO 39 was his first fight in 5 months.

Time will tell, but even if the UFC isn’t ready to welcome back Curran, I still don’t think we’ve seen the last of him as a fighter.

About Matt Lo Cascio

Matt Lo Cascio is the co-founder and editor of Chicago's MMA. He is the former play-by-play announcer for the XFO and other organizations, and he has been published by ESPN.com, DraftKings, The Comeback, FanSided, and more.

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