Shogun Offered Fight With Rampage Jackson For December

0

According to a report from TATAME, former Pride Grand Prix winner Maurcio “Shogun” Rua has been offered a fight with former UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Quintin “Rampage” Jackson that could possibly take place in December at UFC 92.

“I’ll be back in December… They said that I might fight with Quinton Jackson, but nothing has been signed yet. They (UFC) called me and offered a fight with him and I accepted, but they didn’t say anything else more” Shogun told Tatame.

Rua and Jackson have fought once before, during the opening round of the Pride Middleweight (LHW) Grand Prix in 2005, Rua knocked out Jackson in the first round to move on the tournament. Rua would end up winning the tournament by also defeating Antonio Rogerio Nogueira and then Ricardo Arona in the finals.

The fight has been rumored for a while now and Jackson has been the latest name thrown around for Shogun.

A source close to the Rua camp has confirmed that he will be ready for a December return but nothing is set in stone yet in terms of an opponent.

In his last fight, Rua lost to Forrest Griffin in what was his UFC debut.

DISCUSS THIS NEWS IN THE MMANEWS.COM FORUMS >>

Want to advertise your site in this space? E-mail the website staff today!

Latest MMA News

Joaquim Silva

Joaquim Silva: ‘I Respect no One Once we Step Into The Octagon’

Joaquim Silva is all business when he competes. This Sunday night (May 28), Silva will do battle with Reza Madadi inside the Ericsson Globe in Stockholm,...
Conor McGregor

Dana White Claims Conor McGregor Called Tony Ferguson a Bum Who Doesn’t Deserve a...

If Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) President Dana White is to be believed, Conor McGregor blasted Tony Ferguson via text. Ferguson hasn't been shy in expressing...
Valerie Letourneau

Valerie Letourneau: ‘I Cannot be Mad at The UFC For Doing The Right Thing’

Valerie Letourneau is happy that the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) has finally added a women's flyweight division. Letourneau is now a member of the Bellator...

Oscar De La Hoya: Boxing Won’t Recover From McGregor vs. Mayweather

Plenty of people are excited for the possibility that Conor McGregor and Floyd Mayweather could fight inside the boxing ring - Oscar De La...
Max Holloway

Max Holloway Wonders if Conor McGregor Will Return After Mayweather Fight

With UFC lightweight champion Conor McGregor possibly getting set to challenge Floyd Mayweather inside the boxing ring, interim featherweight champ Max Holloway wonders if...

Jose Aldo: Conor McGregor Turned Down a Rematch With Me

Jose Aldo doesn't think he'll ever get to avenge his 13-second loss to Conor McGregor. The pair met in the main event of UFC 194...
video

Why UFC Fight Night 109’s Main Event is Important to Alexander Gustafsson (Editorial)

Alexander Gustafsson faces a stiff test this coming Sunday afternoon, taking on Glover Teixeira in the main event of UFC Fight Night 109. And it...

Angela Magana Goes Off on Cyborg: “You F*cked up, Big Time”

After being punched in the face by Cris Cyborg this past weekend at the UFC's Fighter Retreat in Las Vegas, UFC strawweight Angela Magana...

Robbie Lawler: Georges St-Pierre Doesn’t Want to Fight Me

Robbie Lawler's tear as UFC welterweight champion may be over, but he's ready to get back into the Octagon and knock people out again. Lawler's...
video

Combate 15 Will Feature Rodrigo Vargas vs. Danny Ramirez From Mexico City

Combate Americas returns to Mexico City for Combate 15, as Rodrigo Vargas takes on Danny Ramirez in the main event. The card will go down...