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Stephan Bonnar vs. Quinton ‘Rampage’ Jackson Possible for UFC 144 in Japan Feb. 25

(“I’m gonna puke…I’m gonna puke.”)

Following his UFC 139 victory over Kyle Kingsbury Saturday night, Stephan Bonnar wasted no time in planting the seed for his next fight. “The Ultimate Fighter 1″ runner-up, who has racked up a recent three-fight winning streak, told reporters that he would love a step up in competition.

“I’ve always wanted to fight [Quinton] ‘Rampage’ [Jackson],” Bonnar said. “You know, I’ve got a few wins now and maybe (I can) get a big name [next].”

Earlier in the week, “The American Psycho explained to that facing Jackson would be his “dream fight.”

“He’s good, he’s a big puncher, he’s tough. But he does have holes in his game,” Bonnar pointed out. “He’s really famous. ‘The A-Team’ movie, talk shows – everyone knows who he is. Fighting him, it’s going to be a huge fight. Forrest [Griffin] got a close win over him, [Keith] Jardine fought a good fight with him. I feel like I could fight him good.”

According to UFC president Dana White, Rampage is down for the match-up as well.

“Rampage texted me tonight and said he wants to fight him too,” White said at the post fight press conference. “I don’t know, we’ll see.”

If the fight does happen, and there’s no reason why it shouldn’t considering how most UFC fighters who call out an opponent usually get their wish, it will likely go down at UFC 144 since White told him following his disappointing UFC 135 loss to Jon Jones that he would be on the card.

The rumored UFC 144 fight card to date is as follows:

UFC 144
February 25, 2012
Saitama Super Arena
Saitama, Japan

Lightweight Championship Bout
Frankie Edgar vs. Ben Henderson*

Quinton Jackson vs. Stephan Bonnar*
Yoshihiro Akiyama vs. Jake Shields
Yushin Okami vs. Tim Boetsch
Anthony Pettis vs. Joe Lauzon
Hatsu Hioki vs. Bart Palaszewski*
Cheick Kongo vs. Mark Hunt*

*Has not been confirmed by UFC.

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SnackDaddy- November 21, 2011 at 10:26 pm
This'll be a great fight. Rampage hits hard and Bonnar doesn't go down easily. Oughta be a slug fest in the end. Question is, can Rampage swim in the deep waters? I got money on Bonnar.
Todd M- November 21, 2011 at 9:03 pm
@ El Guapo, yeah I wanna see how Shogun rebounds, that was one of those soul changing fights. I also agree that I want to see Shogun vs Rampage, but damned if I don't want to see Hendo vs Shogun again, I will be happy either way.
rampageisgod- November 21, 2011 at 6:45 pm
Rampage by TKO. Never really liked Bonnar. I've always felt that he got by on the Griffin fight.
zhangdd- November 21, 2011 at 3:15 pm
El Guapo- November 21, 2011 at 1:44 pm
Shogun's gonna be damaged goods from here on out IMO. Dude took a ton of big shots from Hendo over 4 rounds(yes 4)and won't be able to shake those off. Ever.
Morningwood- November 21, 2011 at 1:11 pm
I disagree Rampage would have a obvious advantage on the feet. I think it would be pretty even with bonnar actually being a little faster then rampage at this point. But, yeah this fight should not be in japan. Rampage vs Shogun should be in japan.
MonsterMaulingAss- November 21, 2011 at 12:18 pm
Rampage would have an obvious advantage on the feet, and bonnar would NOT be able to get the fight to the ground so as long as Page takes training seriously and doesnt overlook this fight he'll be fine. I agree that it should be Rampage vs Shogun.
Iskander Neptu- November 21, 2011 at 11:51 am
No wonder Rampage jumped at it. He pities the foo
Iskander Neptu- November 21, 2011 at 11:36 am
Bonnar is nuts. He will be easily dominated on the feet. Bad fight for him.
From kingsbury and Sochinchinski to RAMPAGE. HaHa!
Should be a great leatherscratcher though.
As Good As Anyone- November 21, 2011 at 11:21 am
Cap should be "Bonnar doing his best "28 Days Later" impression
Get Off Me- November 21, 2011 at 10:55 am
Once the jury returns with injury news on Shogun, it will be Shogun vs. Rampage if Shogun can heal up in time.
No sense in placing Bonnar vs. Rampage if they want to draw a big number in Japan.
RoJoegan- November 21, 2011 at 10:40 am
herb speaks the truth.
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herb137- November 21, 2011 at 10:36 am
should be rampage vs. shogun in japan
google- November 21, 2011 at 10:17 am
Why is i can like this (i can) and next like [next]? Why do people do that? I have always wondered (that)
Me likey- November 21, 2011 at 10:12 am
bonnar by dec
RB- November 21, 2011 at 10:06 am
Well he's certainly not gonna KO Bonnar... beat him maybe via UD/SD, but I cannot see him finishing Bonnar by any means.
myklhoey- November 21, 2011 at 10:03 am
im a huge rampage fan, unfortunitly i dont know where rampage is.
the guy who fought hendo, evans, jardean, machida, and griffen is not rampage but some dude wjo likes to move around the cage alot and scared to engage, i have no more faith in quinton