The International Fight League held a conference call today featuring Chris Horodecki (11-0-0) & Jay Hieron (13-4-0). The last time I checked Horodecki was scheduled to face Ryan Schultz for the IFL’s Lightweight title at the 12/29 World Grand Prix Finals. That said, I haven’t checked my e-mail in the last ten minutes so chances are there is a press release waiting for me there stating he will now be facing Danny Abbadi.
You may recall that, Horodecki was originally slated to face Wagnney Fabiano. Fabiano was then sent to the new Featherweight division(?) and was promptly replaced by Shad Lierley. Sure, that came from left field but a Horodecki-Lierley rematch was definitely exciting. Sadly, Lierley sustained an injury while training and was replaced by John Gunderson…until Gunderson injured himself a day later.
Enter Ryan Schultz. Seriously now, how fitting would it be if Schultz knocked out Horodecki and was crowned the promotion’s first-ever Lightweight champ? Given the year the IFL has had the prospect of that happening wouldn’t surprise me.
As for Hieron, he will be facing Delson Heleno. He was scheduled to face him along so no confusion or drama there.
Below is the audio from the press conference.
IFL’s Horodecki & Hieron Press Conference – 12/17/07