So Wanderlei Silva vs. Rampage Jackson III was pretty much a done deal for UFC 91, right? After all, numerous media outlets have been reporting the bout from everything as a rumor to all but signed in the past weeks. Even today, MMA Junkie posted a report claiming Wolfslair sources had informed them that Jackson had accepted the Silva for UFC 91. Well, that may not be the case.
According to report from Fighter’s Only Magazine, Wolfslair Co-Owner Anthony McGann says otherwise.
Speaking to Fighters Only earlier today, Wolfslair co-owner Anthony McGann said both fighters have been told by the UFC that they will “probably” be fighting each other next.
And despite widespread reports to the contrary, he suggested that the bout is not signed and sealed for UFC 91 in November.
“November was mentioned, but that is too early for either camp. We are looking for the fight to take place in the New Year if possible,” he said.
Rampage agreed, explaining: “I want to be fully prepared for my next fight, I want a full training camp so I am at my best when I step back in the Octagon.”
As you can see, this directly contradicts pretty much every report that has come before it. And what does he mean by “in the New Year?” Is that supposed to be New Year’s Eve or 2009? I don’t know, but I can’t remember another time when another fighter’s next reported booking that has changed as often as Wanderlei Silva’s, or even Rampage Jackson’s for that matter.
We’ll keep you posted.