(I can’t see *why* they wouldn’t put him on the card. Video courtesy of YouTube/MMADigest)
According to “Rampage,” who was told last month by UFC president Dana White that he would be on the February 25 card, he will not be fighting at the Saitama Super Arena that day and he’s not very happy about the news.
Jackson Tweeted the following today:
Considering that the card has not been filled up yet, it’s likely that Jackson’s services are required for another event being planned for the same time. Our money is on the UFC on Fox 2 card whose co-main events White has said are being finalized today.
We’ll have to wait and see, but given Bonnar’s iron chin and his penchant for going toe-to-toe with every opponent he faces coupled with the the historic fight he put on with Forrest Griffin at the TUF 1 finale, there’s a good chance we could see him get his wish for a “dream fight” with Rampage on the televised two-fight portion of the card. That is unless the UFC wants to risk having another sub-60-second fight on Fox instead of a fan-friendly slugfest like Bonnar and Rampage are known for delivering.