Originally Posted by The Legend
I don't think knocking out Eastman is what got Rampage a title shot, they were talking about trying to make Rampage/Chuck 2 right when Chuck won the title or when he defended it against Jeremy Horn I can't remember which one. It wouldn't have surprised me if Rampage had got a title shot right when he came to the UFC since Chuck wanted to avenge all his losses.
The history between Chuck and Rampage has been well documented. My comment was more about Eastman being a stepping stone for an ex-PRIDE star on their way into the UFC.
Rampage fought him just before the title fight with Chuck, so I'm hoping this is a good omen for Denis.