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Rampage Off UFC 107? Anderson Elbow Surgery? Fedor-Rogers Date? Nogueira Wants Mir Rematch (Update II)

Rampage JacksonA few quick rumors, news and notes before we say goodbye to another week and hello to Labor Day weekend.

You know how we were wondering yesterday if the Penn-Sanchez announcement for UFC 107 meant the UFC was postponing the Rampage-Rashad fight so Rampage could star in The A-Team? Well new reports from The Sun and MMA Bay say it does. Of course, we never really know what to believe from either of those sites, but all signs are pointing in that direction, so they may be right this time. Hope not though, UFC 107 was shaping up to be wicked with that fight on the card.

Moving on, I didn’t get a chance to watch this week’s edition of ESPN MMA Live yet, but it looks like they had a few scoops this week. From their Twitter feed:

MMA Live with some good scoop in the show this week: Fedor vs Rogers possible for Oct 10 in New Jersey, and ‘Big Nog’ wants a rematch w/ Mir

Just heard that Anderson Silva is going to undergo elbow surgery, and won’t fight again this year.

October 10 is awful soon, isn’t it? I can understand them waiting till the last possible minute to announce it to the public so the UFC will have less time to react, but the fighters don’t even know yet. Short training camps if that one’s true.

As I mentioned earlier this week, a Nogueira-Mir rematch would be freakin’ awesome. Rather see that than Mir-Kongo. Here’s to hoping the UFC makes the change.

Guess that answers the question about what to do with Anderson Silva for the rest of the year…nothing. Does that mean we’ll see a Hendo-Marquardt number one contender match? Marquardt was open to it, Hendo not so much. Not that it matters, but I’m down. No better way to settle this debate than to have them fight for it.

By the way, I have family visiting this weekend, so posting will probably be pretty limited. Enjoy your Labor Day!

Rampage tip via Cagewriter

Update: Nogueira definitely wants the rematch.

“If I was making excuses, I would have been making excuses right after the fight. I’m not making excuses, I’m giving you a reason…If Mir feels it’s an excuse, then lets get in the Octagon and see whether it’s an excuse or a reason in December and settle it. I’d love to fight Frank Mir at UFC 107.”

Anyone else want to see this or is it just me?

Update 2: The Vancouver Sun confirms Rampage is playing BA Baracus in The A-Team and has been removed from UFC 107.

Former Ultimate Fighting Championship world light heavyweight champion Quinton (Rampage) Jackson is in Vancouver to star as BA Baracus in an upcoming movie version of The A-Team.

Jackson has been removed from the UFC 107 card where he was set to face Sugar Rashad Evans in an Ultimate Fighter finale showdown, so he can appear in the film. He was spotted on Robson Street Friday afternoon, signing autographs for fans.

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