(Former UFC champion Quinton “Rampage” Jackson)
After voicing his desire to leave the UFC, former champion Quinton”Rampage” Jackson will have at least one more fight in the promotion.The UFC’s magazine show “UFC Tonight” announced that he will meetMauricio “Shogun” Rua at an event in 2012.
However, a few days after the announcement, Jackson announced that he will beunable to compete for the foreseeable future due to surgery on both knees.
The Pride FC veterans first met at Pride Total Elimination 2005.”Shogun” advanced to the next round of the middleweight tournamentwith a devastating first-round technical knockout.
“Rampage” dropped his last fight against Ryan Bader. After the fight,news broke that Jackson struggled with injuries leading up to the fight, whichmay have contributed to his inability to make weight. Over the course of hiscareer, “Rampage” has bested Dan Henderson, Wanderlei Silva, ChuckLiddell and Lyoto Machida.
“Shogun” is also coming off a defeat. He dropped a decision to DanHenderson at UFC 139 in what was widely considered the best fight of the year.Rua holds victories over Forrest Griffin, Alistair Overeem, Antonio RogerioNogueira and, of course, Jackson.
The UFC did not a specific card for this fight, and only insisted it would takeplace in 2012.