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03-13-2012, 07:06 PM
Status: Leben 'em dead and maimed
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: BC, Canada
| | Lorenzo: Rampage won't be released, Shogun fight "interesting"
Lorenzo: Rampage won't be released, Shogun fight "interesting"
Lorenzo: Rampage won't be released, Shogun fight "interesting" - Fighters Only
A rematch between Quinton ‘Rampage’ and Mauricio ‘Shogun’ Rua is very likely for the summer. |
UFC CEO Lorenzo Fertitta says that the errant former champion Jackson, who has been talking for a week of wanting to part ways with the UFC, won’t be going anywhere until he fulfils the last fight of his contract with the UFC.
And given talks that they’ve had, it seems that Shogun - a rematch he has specifically requested recently and in the past - is the likely opponent. Shogun, who stopped Jackson quickly when they met under the Pride FC banner in 2005, has been waiting for news of his next opponent and Jackson would fit the bill nicely.
Today, Fertitta told Kevin Iole of Yahoo Sports: “He has one more fight on his contract and our position is that he's contractually obligated to take a fight and fulfil his obligation, just as he'd expect us to fulfil our obligation.
“He is, to some extent, still a draw. An interesting fight we'd like to make, one we've talked about, would be him and Shogun. I think that would be an interesting fight. They're both coming off a loss, they have a history and they have both expressed interest in the fight in the past.”
With Jackson apparently intent on leaving the UFC after his remaining fight is discharged, the clash might be the last time fans get to see him fighting a big name opponent - or fighting at all, given that he apparently has designs on a renewed acting career and forays into rap music.
Fertitta’s comment about Jackson being “to some extent still a draw” is interesting, as it lends weight to behind-the-scenes talk of Jackson’s fury at the UFC being due to a disagreement on the value of a new contract. He is being offered less money than before, as the UFC told him he has “lost his appeal”.
An official announcement will be coming on the FX channel tonight at 10pm ET, via the program UFC Tonight.
03-13-2012, 07:27 PM
Status: Living life
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Atlanta, Ga
Rampage, PLEASE COME PREPARED FOR THIS FIGHT!! I dont want any excuses for your performance afterwards, I believe that you can win it if you check the legkicks. This is your chance to go out with a bang!
Jones Era >> Machida Era
Favorite fighters: Anderson Silva, Jon Jones, BJ Penn, Melvin Gulliard, Jose Aldo, Dominic Cruz
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