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Rampage Would Like Rematch With Shogun In Japan

By Chris Howie
MMANEWS.COM Staff Writer

If Quinton Jackson has it his way, he'll be back in the Octagon in the first quarter of 2012 when the UFC returns to the Japan.

UFC President Dana White spoke post fight at UFC 135 about a conversation he had just had with “Rampage” in the locker room:

“[Rampage] and I just talked about [fighting 'Shogun' Rua in Japan] when he was back there getting stitched up,” . “[Shogun] is fighting Dan Henderson in San Jose, so we'll see what happens there.

“What Rampage said to me was, 'I want to fight in that Japan fight.' I said, 'Cool.' I'm never going to argue with you when you tell me you want to fight.”

Jackson then spoke about what that potential bout would mean to him: “It would be very special because I've got a lot of respect for Shogun. That's been one that's haunted me for a long time. So I want to rematch Shogun in Japan … That would be like a dream come true.”

The UFC will be back in Japan for the first time in ten years in February. Jackson and Rua first fought in Pride back in April of 2005. Rua destroyed Jackson, ending the bout with soccer kicks.

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