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Old 04-18-2012, 08:11 PM   #1 (permalink)
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UFC Interested In Gus Vs Rampage

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Alexander Gustafsson could find himself facing Quinton ‘Rampage’ Jackson later this year.

Prior to UFC on FUEL 2 in Sweden on Saturday night the UFC had determined that the winner would make an attractive opponent for Jackson’s next outing, a source says. Silva had previously been matched with Jackson for UFC 130 but the fight was scrapped when Silva failed a drug test, so Jackson fought Matt Hamill instead.

Jackson has been angling for a rematch with Mauricio ‘Shogun’ Rua, who holds a win over him from Pride FC. The UFC was keen on the match but then Jackson recently announced that he needed double knee surgery.

Coupled with the fact that Jackson also wants out of his UFC contract, and has been told that will be granted after one more fight, the UFC is looking to keep Shogun busy. The former champion is notorious for performing badly after long absences and he wants to stay busy, possibly with a fight at UFC 147.

The source also revealed that Jackson has turned down several mooted opponents of late, including Phil Davis. As Davis is coming off a loss to Rashad Evans and Jackson is coming off a loss to Ryan Bader it was thought the match made sense but Jackson does not want to fight any more wrestlers.

Gustafsson fits the bill in that he is a striker and is a young prospect that the UFC would like to build; a win over a big name like Jackson would be very useful in that respect. For Jackson the chance to fight someone who won’t be constantly trying to take him down would be interesting, but Gustafsson’s elusive style might not be.

Jackson’s desire to leave the UFC stems from recent contract talks in which the UFC offered a reduced pay scheme, alleging that Jackson had lost some of his fan appeal and thus was worth less to the promotion. That sparked fury at Jackson’s end and he swore he would be leaving the UFC as soon as possible; that desire does not seem to have abated with time.
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Old 04-18-2012, 08:15 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Too bad Rampage has one fight left and he's probably not gonna want to fight Gustaffson.

The wise thing to do would be Gustaffson vs. Shogun.
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I'd like to see Gus vs. Bader or have him fight Phil Davis again. We know he can strike, let's see his wrestling.
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I'd like Gus Vs Shogun and Silva Vs Rampage.
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Old 04-18-2012, 08:49 PM   #5 (permalink)
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I reckon Gus should fight Bader. And have Rampage vs Shogun.
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Easy fight for Alex.
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"The source also revealed that Jackson has turned down several mooted opponents of late, including Phil Davis. As Davis is coming off a loss to Rashad Evans and Jackson is coming off a loss to Ryan Bader it was thought the match made sense but Jackson does not want to fight any more wrestlers."

lol, what a gigantic asshat Rampage is. Has anyone in UFC history turned down more fights than him? Bitched about wrestlers more? I really wish we didn't have to sit through even one more fight from this clown, just let him go now.
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Rampage is so annoying, if I were Dana White I would go ahead and cut him already. What's the point of giving him one more fight if he's going to leave afterwards? Rampage sucks now and should really go to boxing where he will never have to worry about anything other than punches again.
Gustaffson should fight Bader because they are both coming off of wins and Gus needs to be challenged by a wrestler before he gets a title shot.
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Easy fight for Alex.
Oh yeah. definitely. way too slow for Gus.
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Rampage is so annoying, if I were Dana White I would go ahead and cut him already. What's the point of giving him one more fight if he's going to leave afterwards? Rampage sucks now and should really go to boxing where he will never have to worry about anything other than punches again.
Gustaffson should fight Bader because they are both coming off of wins and Gus needs to be challenged by a wrestler before he gets a title shot.
lol, Are you kidding? Rampage would get killed in Boxing, unless they did what they're doing with Kimbo and feeding him cans left and right.

Rampage has become a flat footed brawler since he left Juanito.

I don't really like the idea of Gustaffson/Bader if by some chance Rashad does win, those two have to be after Hendo for a title shot and Machida and Shogun couldn't buy a fight so they should probably keep the challengers away from each other.
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