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Matt Hamill in 'shock' over UFC 78 main event

matt hamillLight heavyweight Matt Hamill — who was on the wrong end of a controversial split decision against Michael Bisping at UFC 75 last month — is unhappy with recent news that "The Count" has been booked to fight Rashad Evans in the main event at UFC 78 in November.

Here's a snip from the "Hammer:"

"Wow! Let me just say... I am in shock. First, I get hosed by two judges in London and now the much anticipated rematch has evaporated in front of my eyes.... I want to fight. I want to fight ASAP! Hopefully the UFC will schedule a fight for me soon. I would like to fight in December or January and hopefully Bisping after that ... If Bisping has the guts to do it again."

Hamill recently underwent minor knee surgery, which prevents him from fighting until the end of 2007 at the earliest. It is most likely part of the reason Bisping and Hamill did not have the immediate rematch that was promised in the wake of the UFC 75 result.

In addition, UFC 78 was in dire need of a main event after talks with Tito Ortiz apparently did not work out.

At this point, UFC matchmaker Joe Silva decided to insert the popular fighter from Britain (who is also The Ultimate Fighter (TUF) 3 winner) in a showdown between two unbeaten and notable fighters.

Hamill mentions in his Web site post that Bisping was "looking for a way out of the rematch." However, this seems like it has more to do with timing and circumstances than it does "guts."

Bisping and Hamill will rematch ... it's only a matter of time.

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