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I think the real reason this fight is happening is because there isn't a single legitimate contender for Chuck to face in the interim. The only other remote possibilities other than Rampage are Rashad or Jardine, but neither of them are ready to test Chuck yet.
That being said, maybe they should throw Rashad in there with Chuck. The casual fan knows him, and I don't think his stock could be any higher coming off that last massive knockout. Sure he won't win, but the fight will draw big numbers, and Rashad really won't lose any credibility getting beat by the champ. Then you can send him back where he belongs fighting guys like Tito, Babalu, Forrest etc., and you've bought some time for Rampage to establish himself as a real threat to Lidell.