"AroundTheOctagon.com has learned through a source close to Jackson’s camp that the UFC is wanting Rampage vs. Rashad Evans at UFC 96 in Columbus, OH. Jackson has stated he wants another shot at Forrest Griffin but after his brutal knockout of Wanderlei Silva he finds himself the #1 contender. Neither fighter took much damage in their fight at UFC 92 and could be ready by early March.
It also makes sense to that fight on the UFC 96 card. Here are some of the fights scheduled for UFC 96. What’s wrong with this picture?
Mike Patt vs. Brandon Vera
Shane Carwin vs. Gabriel Gonzaga
Jim Miller vs. Gray Maynard
Matt Hamill vs. Mark Munoz
Ben Saunders vs. Dustin Hazelett
There are a lot of talented fighters on the card but none of the fights rumored are worthy of headlining a pay per view. Chuck Liddell has also been rumored for this show but it appears Dana White is in no hurry to add the Ice Man to the card. If you add Rampage vs. Rashad as the main event suddenly you have a solid pay per view that the average UFC fan will shell out 50 bucks to watch." » Blog Archive » Rampage vs. Rashad Evans possible at UFC 96
i have tickets to ufc 96, and these are 2 of my top 5 favorite fighters, so im pretty excited to hear this