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    Default 'Rampage' Jackson vs. Roy Jones Jr. boxing bout targeted for year-end PPV

    Viacom is expected to announce plans to go head-to-head with pay-per-view juggernaut Zuffa LLC and its UFC 168 offering at next week's Bellator 97 event on Spike TV.

    An unveiling of Bellator fighter Quinton "Rampage" Jackson's plans with the promotion will likely include a pay-per-view boxing match with former multi-division boxing champ Roy Jones Jr., multiple sources close to the event today told MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com).

    The fight is expected to take place at the end of the year, though a date and weight class for the bout could not immediately be confirmed. It's also unclear how the event will be branded given Bellator and parent company Viacom's focus on MMA.

    "We've been talking to Roy and his people over a potential 'Rampage' vs. Roy fight for over seven months," a representative from Jackson's longtime team, Wolfslair MMA, told MMAjunkie.com. The rep requested anonymity due to the ongoing negotiations related to the matchup.

    "If it happens, it would be an incredible fight," the rep said. "Boxing and MMA have both been discussed, and (Bellator Chairman and CEO) Bjorn (Rebney) has been in these discussions every step of the way. I can't say much more than that. We'll see what happens."

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    rest in article http://www.mmajunkie.com/news/2013/0...r-year-end-ppv

    This would be a great idea if it was free, it would actually distract a fair amount of casuals from buying ufc 168 however if they have to choose between buying one or the other, im sure with all the hype behind the silva weidman rematch that most will buy the ufc ppv.

    PS its an MMA ppv, MMA organization and an article from an MMA news site. If this is supposed to be in the boxing section then my bad.
    Last edited by IceCold48; 07-25-2013 at 11:32 PM.

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