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Black Mamba 09-05-2009 08:06 PM

Rampage-Evans Scrapped From 107
 
from MMAfighting.com

The December 12 UFC 107 main event between Quinton "Rampage" Jackson and Rashad Evans has been scrapped from the card, according to UK Web site MMABay.com, which has close ties to Jackson's Wolfslair team.


The site reported that Jackson will be unable to participate because of a film commitment he recently made to "The A-Team." Several news sites reported conflicting information on the casting, but UFC President Dana White last week confirmed to FanHouse that Rampage had indeed gotten the role.

The UFC does not officially announce matches until contracts and bout agreements are signed, but Evans vs. Jackson was widely expected and is the centerpiece feud of the upcoming season of The Ultimate Fighter, which begins airing on Sept. 16 and runs through Dec. 2.

In addition, the event was scheduled to take place in Jackson's hometown of Memphis, Tenn.

The feud between the two began shortly after UFC 96, when Evans was invited into the cage following Jackson's unanimous decision win over Evans' teammate, Keith Jardine.

During a May conference call to announce their participation on TUF, Jackson told reporters he'd chosen to fight Evans ahead of a possible title bout with Lyoto Machida.

"They told me I could fight whoever and I had my mind set I would fight Evans," he said then.

Evans and his manager did not return messages seeking comment and White was on an international business trip and unreachable.

UFC lightweight champion BJ Penn announced yesterday on his website that his next title defense against Diego Sanchez would come at UFC 107, and it appears that bout is likely to be moved into the main-event position.
Posted By: Mike Chiappetta

Josh 09-05-2009 08:23 PM

I am really getting tired of Rampage lately.

Black Mamba 09-05-2009 08:46 PM

Oh you should hear what my Dad says about Rampage. He doesn't like him at all. Last time we were in Vegas, Rampage and two other fighters were signing autographs. My Dad just wanted him to sign his name (Rampage) and that was it. He wanted to make it easy on him. But Rampage wouldn't give my Dad an autograph unless it was personalized. I wasn't there to see it all, but afterwards my Dad was no longer a Rampage fan.

Chuck 09-05-2009 09:03 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Black Mamba
Oh you should hear what my Dad says about Rampage. He doesn't like him at all. Last time we were in Vegas, Rampage and two other fighters were signing autographs. My Dad just wanted him to sign his name (Rampage) and that was it. He wanted to make it easy on him. But Rampage wouldn't give my Dad an autograph unless it was personalized. I wasn't there to see it all, but afterwards my Dad was no longer a Rampage fan.

That's actually a pretty common occurrence with autographs Lil'D. It helps keep them from being sold on places like ebay. If you go to any sports memorabilia shows quite a few of the retired athletes won't sign unless it's personalized. I saw that quite a bit first hand when I was a chauffeur in Seattle.

On the flip side you have sports like tennis where the players barely even put a scratch on your item let alone an actual signature.

Of course it's possible Rampage is just a jerk too! I'm just tossing out another possibility... :D

Black Mamba 09-05-2009 09:15 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Chuck
That's actually a pretty common occurrence with autographs Lil'D. It helps keep them from being sold on places like ebay. If you go to any sports memorabilia shows quite a few of the retired athletes won't sign unless it's personalized. I saw that quite a bit first hand when I was a chauffeur in Seattle.

On the flip side you have sports like tennis where the players barely even put a scratch on your item let alone an actual signature.

Of course it's possible Rampage is just a jerk too! I'm just tossing out another possibility... :D

I tried telling my Dad that, and he already knew it. He's been collecting memorabilia well before I was born. But I guess my Dad didn't like the way Rampage came off with it. He was saying none of the other fighters had an issue with it and Rampage was the only one to give him a problem.

So far, I've never had an issue getting an autograph done how I want it (personalized or not), but that's probably because I'm a chick. :rolleyes:

Chuck 09-05-2009 11:14 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Black Mamba
So far, I've never had an issue getting an autograph done how I want it (personalized or not), but that's probably because I'm a chick. :rolleyes:

No, it's because you're a HOT chick!!!

And that fact that you have really big........................





















eyes...doesn't hurt either. :cool:

atomdanger 09-05-2009 11:47 PM

I have never liked Rampage, he is full of excuses.
He is a complete whiner, a womanizer and loud mouth.

VCURamFan 09-06-2009 01:42 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Chuck
No, it's because you're a HOT chick!!!

And that fact that you have really big........................



eyes...doesn't hurt either. :cool:

She's got HUGE...


Tracks of land!!

MattHughesRocks 09-06-2009 02:24 AM

Oh, so like a bigger version of you :laugh:


Quote:

Originally Posted by atomdanger
I have never liked Rampage, he is full of excuses.
He is a complete whiner, a womanizer and loud mouth.


Black Mamba 09-06-2009 02:37 AM

Michelle....:laugh:

I was about ready to tell the two of you ( Chuck and Ben ) to behave. :tongue0011: But you posted in good taste. "She's got huge tracks of land...." I have never heard that one before. That's a good one.


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