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UFC president Dana White FanHouse Chat recap

UFC president Dana White fielded questions from fans Friday afternoon on a chat at AOL Sports' FanHouse, a partner of

- There's so many talented light heavyweights that White said he's not sure if the winner of "Rampage" Jackson vs. Wanderlei Silva will get a title shot against the winner of Forrest Griffin vs. Rashad Evans.

- Everybody in the UFC is medically covered. Corey Hill, who suffered a broken leg freak injury at UFC Fight For The Troops, had his surgery paid for by the UFC and so will his rehab.

- The UFC will return to Chicago in July.

- It's too hard to pick a Fight of the Year, but mentioned Miguel Torres vs. Yoshiro Maeda.

- The UFC will definitely be in Germany in 2009. (The scheduled date is June 13 at the Lanxess Arena in Cologne.)

- White doesn't think he'll bring in former WWE pro wrestler-turned MMA fighter Bobby Lashley to fight Brock Lesnar in the UFC. White doesn't think there are many other cross-overs like Lesnar.

- White wants to do something special for UFC 100 but isn't sure how, as there are already so many stacked cards.

- White is very confident MMA will get sanctioned in New York in 2009 and there will be a UFC event there the same year.

- Thales Leites is a legit opponent for Anderson Silva and White said he wouldn't put anyone in front of Silva that he think wasn't ready.

- Robbie Lawler is under contract with another company (EliteXC), but White would love to bring Lawler back into the UFC.

- The winner of Frank Mir vs. Antonio Rodrigo Noguera will fight Brock Lesnar probably in Spring or early Summer 2009.

- White has no intention of bringing Tito Ortiz back and that Ortiz is not at the level of the UFC anymore, but pointed out once again: never say never.

- White will always have respect for Ken Shamrock but he won't be signing Shamrock to fight in the UFC.

- Female fights in the UFC is a possibility but there's currently not enough good female fighters to create a whole division.

- White is not sure yet and said he's not able to answer the question if Evan Tanner will ever be inducted into the UFC Hall of Fame.

- Matt Hughes should be back in the Summer. Hughes has been recovering from his knee injury and his wife just had another baby.

- The coaches for "The Ultimate Fighter 9" will be Michael Bisping and the winner of Rich Franklin vs. Dan Henderson.

- White's choice for Knockout of the Year is Rashad Evans over Chuck Liddell. His choice for Submission of the year is CB Dollayway for the Peruvian Necktie, and Dustin Hazelett's armbar.

- Joe Stevenson will fight Diego Sanchez. Kenny Florian will wait for BJ Penn's lightweight title.

- White's favorite fight of all-time is Matt Hughes vs. Frank Trigg 2.

Read the entire chat here.

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