"The Big Frog" is coming back to Zuffa.
MMA veteran Jeff Curran (33-13-1) has signed a new contract with the UFC, NBCSports.com has confirmed with sources close to the fighter.
MMA Junkie first reported the news on Tuesday. No word just yet on when Curran will make his return.
The 33-year-old Curran will enter the UFC riding a two-fight winning streak. He's 4-1 since getting released from WEC in 2009. Curran was given his WEC walking papers after going 0-4 against contenders Urijah Faber, Mike Brown, Joseph Benavidez and Takeya Mizugaki.
Following his release, Curran fell into a deep depression and saw his personal and professional life spiral out of control.
"I went through a counselor -- I went through a therapist that -- I saw her three times and she talked to me for the first time for about two hours and she hear my story and man, she made things make real sense to me and I just refocused and got serious," Curran said last year.
"The last year of my life has been pretty screwed up," Curran said. "My family life, my personal life. I made a lot of bad choices that I've been clearing up and now I'm basically in a really good position."
Curran fought in the UFC once before, losing via unanimous decision to Matt Serra at UFC 46 in 2004.
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