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Quinton Jackson Booked Against Glover Teixeira for Final UFC Fight in October

(See that couple sitting at the table in the background? Only one of them is excited to see a shirtless Rampage Jackson appear during the middle of their dinner. Seriously, click the photo for the full-size version and you’ll see what I mean. / Photo via @Rampage4Real)

After telling the UFC to kiss his ass in March, Quinton “Rampage” Jackson will serve out the final fight on his contract at UFC 153 (October 13th, Rio de Janeiro), according to new reports. No, he will not get a chance to settle an old grudge with Mauricio Rua or Forrest Griffin like he wanted to. In classic “lose-lose” booking, Jackson’s farewell UFC performance will come against Glover Teixeira, arguably the most dangerous light-heavyweight that only hardcore fans know about. And that’s what happens when you talk shit about your employers, kids.

Jackson, who has dropped his last two bouts against Jon Jones and Ryan Bader, was originally slated to face Shogun for his walk-away fight, but a double-knee surgery immediately scrapped those plans. Then, Glover Teixeira arrived in the UFC in May, destroyed Ms. Kyle Kingsbury, and was allegedly ducked by Rua. Is Rampage taking this fight just to prove he’s more alpha than Shogun? Either way, it’s a dangerous matchup for the former champ, especially coming off major knee repair. Anybody think he can pull it off?

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linzhandv- July 10, 2012 at 7:49 am
Mr_Misanthropy- July 9, 2012 at 11:21 pm
Goldberg: "You know Joe, When Matt and his brother Mark Hughes were growing up they would pound each other behind the barn."
XENOPHON- July 9, 2012 at 5:39 pm
Should be a good fight. Especially since I have not heard Rampage once shout-out that he was more worried about being accepted into the lame UFC "Hall of Fame" more that winning the fight right in front of him.
FightZen- July 9, 2012 at 4:52 pm
You don't just retire someone off the UFC, you beat them off!
SquidInk- July 9, 2012 at 3:35 pm
Fishtaco, you're kidding, right? Rampage hasn't been a legit threat in a few years. And his head hasn't been in the game for even longer. He's too busy thinking he's going to be some kind of actor or some shit. Glover will absolutely destroy him.
fishtaco- July 9, 2012 at 3:32 pm
Jeff you are on the glover band wagon after only 1 win in the ufc against kyle..... jigga please Rampages going to tko glover like he did to is left nutt liddel.As long as rampage is healthy its all over for the chuck disciple.
Jeff Monson anarcho-submissions- July 9, 2012 at 1:15 pm
Lovely. Rampage gets to fight in the one context he's entertaining in - high-paced striking clinics - and it's his last fight in the promotion. Bittersweet. That being said, Glover will TKO him. Watching this fight is going to be a treat. #joesilvagetsitrightsometimes
rite leg ospitahl- July 9, 2012 at 1:14 pm
who gives a shit. its just one last pay day. it will be about as good of a fight as matt hughes against b.j. the last time. rampage has been fighting safe for a few years now.
Jeff Monson anarcho-submissions- July 9, 2012 at 1:17 pm
I hear you, but Glover is not one you can fight 'safely' against. And for what it's worth, I think 'Page was trying quite hard to turn out Jones's lights - he just didn't have the range or adaptive ability.