Sunday, August 24, 2008

Mauricio Rua Still Thinks He Is Fighting Rampage Jackson

Mauricio "Shogun" Rua is still telling people he is fighting Rampage Jackson in December. I give up trying to sort out this mess. Some how two fighters who have been friends for years both think they are fighting the same guy. Wanderlei Silva has repeatedly said the UFC offered him a bout with Quinton "Rampage" Jackson. Who do you believe?

At this point it appears Rua is the most likely opponent. Last week Dana White told Yahoo! Sports what the UFC had planned for the rest of the year. He claimed Silva's next appearance in the Octagon was not set. The only explanation I can think of is the UFC mentioned Jackson as a possible opponent to both. Then they went back to Jackson with his options, after all he is the bigger draw of the three. From there Jackson decided he would rather face Rua. But, really, no one has any idea what is going on with this situation.

1 comment:

lionit said...

What has Rua done to earn a fight with Rampage? Silva should be the opponent. That makes sense more than this fight would.