Two important items of note just happened surrounding Quinton “Rampage” Jackson” target=”_blank”>Quinton “Rampage” Jackson.
The first of which and most important is that he has been forced on the sidelines due to double knee surgery and because of that his farewell to the UFC bout against Mauricio “Shogun” Rua is put on hold.
The second of which is that Rampage made good on his promise to never fight injured again and has apparently opted for double knee surgery to repair bout his knees.
The UFC announced this past Tuesday, after a long campaign by Jackson to be released, that they will allow him to leave the promotion following one more fight. They put together a rematch between him and Rua and put the wheels in motion to grant Jackson his wish.
One now has to wonder if this matchup will happen at all. Shogun is a very injury prone fighter himself and while he is currently healthy, that does not mean that he will stay inactive until the return of Rampage and if he opts to take an opponent while waiting there is no guarantee he can stay healthy and in fighting shape.