FiveOuncesOfPain.com has learned that UFC welterweight competitor Jonathan Goulet has been offered a fight against Tamdan McCrory during a tentatively scheduled UFC 97 event that could take place on April 18 in Montreal, Canada.
A source close to Goulet confirmed the rumored matchup to FiveOuncesOfPain.com on Tuesday night but was quick to add that the bout has not been finalized and that the Canadian fighter must receive medical clearance before he could accept the fight.
Goulet, 22-10, suffered multiple injuries last month during a first round TKO loss to Mike Swick during the UFC’s “UFC Fight for the Troops” event in Fayetteville, North Carolina. During the bout, Goulet not only suffered a knee injury but he required a brain scan that was conducted at a local hospital following the loss.
McCrory, 10-2, is also coming off a loss. The 22-year old fighter submitted to a reverse armbar by Dustin Hazelett at 3:59 of round 1 during UFC 91. The defeat reduced his record inside the Octagon to 2-2 and gave him two losses in his last three fights.
If finalized, UFC 97 would emanate from the Bell Centre in Montreal. However, published reports indicate that the date has not formally been booked by the UFC because the availablity of the venue is not yet certain as it also serves as the home for the NHL’s Montreal Canadians. If the Canadians make the playoffs, the Saturday date could cause a conflict.
While no bouts have been officially announced by the UFC for the proposed fight card, it is believed that matchups between UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva vs. Thales Leites and David Loiseau vs. Ed Herman could be signed for the show.