Rampage signs contract to face Evans at UFC 114

by Kevin Iole | source: sports.yahoo.com

UFC chairman Lorenzo Fertitta said former light heavyweight champion Quinton “Rampage” Jackson signed a contract at about 10 p.m. Australian time on Friday to fight Rashad Evans in the main event of UFC 114 in Las Vegas.

Fertitta said both fighters have now signed their contracts. The UFC was in a dispute with Jackson and filed a lawsuit in Nevada District Court against him shortly after Jackson announced his retirement last fall. Fertitta said the suit was filed to clarify Zuffa’s position regarding Jackson’s contract and so-called retirement.

Jackson announced his retirement when he got angry that White wanted him to fight Evans at UFC 107 in Memphis and wouldn’t grant him permission to star as B.A. Baracus in “A-Team: The Movie.”

Jackson went ahead and did the movie, which White said “is a real movie. Watch the trailer of this thing and you’ll see, that’s a real, big-time movie. Some of these guys come to me and tell me they’re filming a movie and you see the thing and it’s like it was filmed on a little home camcorder. Rampage’s movie is not like that. It’s definitely the real thing.”

Fertitta said it’s likely the lawsuit will be withdrawn.

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2/20/10 6:13 PM by cristianjp


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2/20/10 4:13 PM by *UK* Rumble Young Man Rumble

 Rampage going to destroy him Rashad's way overrated

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2/20/10 4:02 PM by S0ME0NE_BETTER

Whoot! Can't wait for this one, Rampage ftw

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2/20/10 11:40 AM by mrmetoo

I don't see Rashad making out of round 2. Unless he applies the Jardine tactics, which I can't see him doing. Trying to finish Rampage is a bad idea.

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2/20/10 11:21 AM by JustPeed

I see him motivated enough to come in as he needs to.

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2/20/10 10:36 AM by BushidoAristotle

Great news. I hope Rampage comes in shape.

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2/20/10 10:19 AM by Card

 http://www.fightersonlymagazine.co.uk/news/viewarticle.php?id=3979 Quinton ‘Rampage’ Jackson has signed a bout agreement to meet Rashad Evans at UFC 114, it was reported Friday night Australian time. The fight will take place in Las Vegas, Nevada on May 29th and will be Jackson’s first appearance in the UFC cage since beating Keith Jardine at UFC 96 nearly a year ago.