It’s being reported that a light heavyweight scrap between former champions Quinton “Rampage” Jackson and Lyoto Machida is in the works for a yet-to-be announced UFC event this autumn.
“Almost ready 2 sign the bout agreement! i would tell yall who im gonna get down with,but i cant spell his name,” Jackson Tweeted late Tuesday night.
UFC president Dana White hinted at the possibility of the 205-pound shootout a couple of months back and MMAWeekly.com has since confirmed “The Dragon” was the complicated name Rampage was unable to piece together.
After being humbled by bitter rival Rashad Evans in his last outing at UFC 114, Rampage was quickly put to work at his part-time gig as the hype man for his summer film The A-Team. Now that B.A. Baracus’ international promotional tour is completed, it’s time to get back in the gym to pay some bills.
Machida lost the light heavyweight crown in his last outing at UFC 113 to reigning champ Mauricio “Shogun” Rua. After suffering the first loss of his professional career, “The Dragon” called upon his old Brazilian buddy Anderson Silva to help him recapture his mojo.
According to the report, this contest is all but a done deal. No word on when and where the former champs will collide, however a November event in Germany appears to be the front-runner to host the blockbuster match-up.