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The Legend 09-24-2008 10:23 AM

Jackson/Silva 3 could happen at UFC 93
 
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Originally Posted by MMAJUNKIE
A UFC light-heavyweight fight between Quinton "Rampage" Jackson (28-7 MMA, 3-1 UFC) and Wanderlei Silva (32-8-1 MMA, 2-3 UFC) -- which will be a third career meeting between the two fighters -- may not happen at UFC 91 as originally thought.

In fact, the fight may not happen at all in 2008.

Kevin Iole of Yahoo! Sports discussed the bout in his latest reader mailbag feature. He said that it's a "very fluid situation" but that a reliable source told him the most likely date for the fight is now Jan. 31 on the UFC 93 SuperBowl weekend card.

UFC 93 is currently expected to feature a mega-fight between UFC lightweight champion B.J. Penn and UFC welterweight champion Georges St. Pierre.

As MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) recently reported, Jackson had recently begun a fight camp with his new team at the U.K.-based Wolfslair in anticipation of a Nov. 15 UFC 91 fight date. (MMAjunkie.com was unable to confirm the new fight date with the team.)

However, given Jackson's legal situation, the later date would make sense.

Jackson, who faces two felony (and four misdemeanor) charges stemming from a July hit-and-run and subsequent police chase in California, has not fought since the bizarre incident and his recent split with longtime trainer and friend Juanito Ibarra. A few months before the arrest, Jackson lost his UFC light-heavyweight title to Forrest Griffin via close unanimous decision.

Jackson, who recently pleaded not guilty to the charges, is currently scheduled for a Nov. 3 court date -- two weeks before UFC 91 -- at which time he'll learn whether or not the matter will go to trial.

Silva has not fought since May, and a January fight date would give him more than eight months between fights.

He most recently picked up his first UFC win in nine years when he defeated Keith Jardine in quick and brutal fashion at UFC 84. He needed just 36 seconds for the knockout victory.

Silva owns two previous victories over Jackson -- one in 2003 and again in 2004, with both coming via knockout.

Source:http://mmajunkie.com/news/12841/repo...-at-ufc-93.mma

I would rather see it sooner then later, but it does make sense if they don't want to interfere with Rampage's legal stuff.

Jimdon 09-24-2008 10:36 AM

I'm getting sick of waiting a year between fights for the top guys, does anyone even know when Forrest's next fight will be? The UFC signs these guys to a contract prohibiting them from fighting anywhere but the UFC, and then makes them wait 8 months or more between paydays, what happened to the last three cards this year supposedly being "the best cards we ever put together", they have a dream lineup of fighters signed, and the best main event they can put together is... Silva vs. Cote?????? No wonder the dude wants to retire next year.

Sinister 09-24-2008 10:50 AM

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Originally Posted by Jimdon (Post 668490)
I'm getting sick of waiting a year between fights for the top guys, does anyone even know when Forrest's next fight will be? The UFC signs these guys to a contract prohibiting them from fighting anywhere but the UFC, and then makes them wait 8 months or more between paydays, what happened to the last three cards this year supposedly being "the best cards we ever put together", they have a dream lineup of fighters signed, and the best main event they can put together is... Silva vs. Cote?????? No wonder the dude wants to retire next year.

December vs. Rashad, that news has been announced since Evans beat Chuck.

Calm down their sailor. Just like you said, the UFC has signed a TON of fighters and they have to spread it all out. And they tried to get this fight going for November but Jackson has legal problems, so there is nothing anyone can do about it. And I doubt that is why Silva is thinking of retiring, don't use your anger to assume things that are most likely false.

Couchwarrior 09-24-2008 11:09 AM

I think it's a good idea to postpone it to next year, because Quinton should be allowed to get back on track 100% before this fight. But I'd still like to see Wandy in the octagon this year. Maybe they can still find someone else for him at UFC 91?:dunno:

Shogun 09-24-2008 12:41 PM

Yea I'd like to see Wandy get into a rhythm and not sit too long waiting for a fight. Machida anyone? :)

Josh72 09-24-2008 12:45 PM

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Originally Posted by Shogun (Post 668567)
Yea I'd like to see Wandy get into a rhythm and not sit too long waiting for a fight. Machida anyone? :)

Nooooooo :thumbsdown:

Cause then one of my favorite fighters has to lose. Rematch with Liddell, anyones besides Machida.

bbjd7 09-24-2008 12:57 PM

Well I think that while I would like UFC 91 to have the big co main event. UFC 93 is looking great. GSP vs BJ 2, Jackson vs Silva 3 you have the makings of a great card.

ToeZup 09-24-2008 01:05 PM

I am definitely down to see Silva/Jackson 3. Good call bbjd7, that card is looking good. I hope Rampage comes in at 100% if this fight happens because he will need it.
We all know how Wandy trains.

MJB23 09-24-2008 01:14 PM

I'd rather have them push it back to UFC 93 so that Rampage can make sure he has everything straightened out then have it at UFC 91 and not see a 100% Rampage.

stitch1z 09-24-2008 01:21 PM

No matter when they schedule this fight, it won't effect the outcome.

WAR WAND!!!

I really want to see Hendo and Wand go at it again for a rubber-match as well.


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