“Rampage” turned down UFC 128 championship fight with “Shogun” Rua

UFC light heavyweight champion, Mauricio “Shogun” Rua has revealed that the Las Vegas based promotion turned to former light heavyweight champion, Quinton “Rampage” Jackson as their first replacement for the injured Rashad Evans but for some reason he turned down the fight. In Jackson’s defense he has had a series of tough camps both in the UK and in California and probably didn’t think six weeks would be enough to prepare for the champ.

Rua, speaking via Tatame Magazine, said:

“The UFC thought in other alternatives, but it didn’t worked out. For some reason he (Jackson) didn’t accepted it. I’ll have to change my training because he’s a lot different from Rashad, much taller, and it’ll be a great challenge. He’s been surprising everybody in the UFC, defeated everybody with easy, and it’ll be a tough fight for me.”

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