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Cody McKenzie ends short retirement, fights Andrew McInnes at WSOF 18

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Former UFC competitor Cody McKenzie put an end to his retirement from professional MMA, as he is scheduled to return at WSOF 18 in Edmonton, Canada.

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After announcing his retirement following a knockout loss back in December, Cody McKenzie appears to have changed his mind about hanging up the gloves for good.

McKenzie, who most recently suffered a KO loss to Beslan Isaev at M-1 Challenge 54, is scheduled to compete against Andrew McInnes at the upcoming WSOF 18 event next month in Edmonton, Alberta.  The contest is set to take place on the event's undercard.

WSOF officials confirmed the news with BloodyElbow.com.

Not only does McKenzie have his next fight lined up already, but he also has another fight scheduled for the following month against Ryan Machan at Havoc Fighting Championship 8.

The UFC veteran holds a 15-6 professional record, including a 3-4 record with the UFC. He holds wins over the likes of Marcus LeVesseur and Leonard Garcia, and losses to Yves Edwards, Vagner Rocha, Chad Mendes and Sam Stout.

McKenzie recently spoke to BloodyElbow.com about his disappointment towards his former employer, and later told MMAFighting.com that he would have no problem fighting UFC President Dana White if given the opportunity.

"I would love to fight Dana White," said McKenzie. "I'd love to beat him up. He talks bad about fighters all the time, disrespects fighters. Yeah, he's a piece of work."

WSOF 18 takes place Feb. 15 at the Edmonton Expo Centre, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.