UFC officials have approached Zelg Galesic (6-1) — the 185-pound British Cage Rage Welterweight Champion — with an offer to fight in the Octagon, according to FightNetwork.com.
The Croatian — who trains with UFC heavyweight contender and 2006 PRIDE FC Grand Prix Heavyweight Champion Mirko "Cro Cop" Filipovic — is often referred to as "Little Mirko."
He allegedly signed a multi-fight contract with PRIDE in January, according to MMAWeekly.com. However, the recent report from FightNetwork.com now contradicts that story, indicating that the contract has not been confirmed.
Galesic — a former Tae Kwon Do champion — has made a seamless transition to mixed martial arts since his debut in 2003 and is one of the top prospects in Eastern Europe.
His acquisition would mean big things for a suddenly crowded UFC middleweight division.