(Rashad’s match with Rampage won’t be nearly this friendly.)
We’re less than two months out from UFC 96 (March 7th, Columbus), and so far the biggest match on the card is Shane Carwin vs. Gabriel Gonzaga. Which means it’s desperation time for the UFC — a time to call up old friends and tell them they’ll only have a ten-week layoff between fights. This just in:
Evans and Jackson emerged from their last bouts relatively unscathed, so it seems feasible. It also might be the only main event available at this point, so it kind of has to happen unless the UFC is cool with Carwin/Gonzaga toplining the event. Even better, it’ll mean that the winner of the Lyoto Machida/Thiago Silva match at UFC 94 could challenge for the title in his next fight, as long as he’s willing to wait like five months for it. Damn…just how many times could the 205-pound strap change hands this year?