Source: http://www.mmabay.co.uk/2010/05/31/...nton-“rampage”-jackson-could-be-in-the-works/UFC President, Dana White has revealed the promotion might look to pair light heavyweight superstars, Lyoto Machida and Quinton “Rampage Jackson together for a mega-fight later on this year.
Speaking on Saturday night after UFC 114, Dana said:
“I’m going to get together with Machida in the next couple of days, maybe Rampage.”
Both men are coming off crushing defeats for different reasons. Machida lost in the first round to Mauricio “Shogun” Rua, dropping not only his light heavyweight title but his undefeated record in the process. Rehab on a broken orbital may delay his return although there’s no timescale on it at present.
As for Jackson, he lost to bitter rival, Rashad Evans at the weekend, and although he didn’t exactly take a pummelling during the fight, his pride has certainly been battered by the result. The man from Memphis is determined to return to action as soon as possible in order to shake off the ring rust, therefore another fight this year is on the cards.
The bout would be an interesting one for both men as it’s definitely high risk, high reward. A win for either man would catapult them straight back into the title mix in the light heavyweight division while a loss, a second in a row, would be a disaster.
I disagree with this fight personally, I don't think Rampage would be a good challenge for Machida after what Rashad did to him, but I suppose it will be a nice warm-up for Lyoto.