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Rampage vs Stephan Bonnar a possibilty for UFC 144: Japan

Best80smovieRAD2011-11-27 23:13:07 +0000 #1


It just may be.

That's because the two have already verbally agreed to throw down following Stephan Bonnar's win over Kyle Kingsbury at UFC 139 this past Saturday night (Nov. 19) in San Jose.

Here's what "The American Psycho" said when asked who he would like to fight next:

"I've always wanted to fight 'Rampage.' You know, I've got a few wins now and maybe (I can) get a big name (next)."

Quinton Jackson, never one to back down from a challenge, quickly responded with a text to UFC President Dana White, who relayed the message (via MMAWeekly):

"Rampage texted me tonight and said he wants to fight him too. I don't know. We'll see."

But is this a fight that would make sense?


It very well could, considering where each fighter is in his career. "Rampage" is coming off a crushing championship loss to Jon Jones at UFC 135 this past Sept. 24, while Bonnar is currently riding a three-fight win streak and performing better than he ever has.

If there was ever a time to put the two together, it's now. And if they both want it, why not?

Jackson has been campaigning for a spot on the upcoming UFC 144 fight card that will take place on Feb. 26 in Japan. That would be just a three month turnaround for Bonnar but staying active has its advantages.

Especially after he went nearly a year without a fight before defeating Kingsbury this past Saturday night.

Anyone think Joe Silva and Dana White decide this is the fight to make for both men? And do you care to see it? Who wins?

Sound off, Maniacs.

PITTFOX2011-11-27 23:21:50 +0000 #2
Hope Bonnar beats his ass.
Best80smovieRAD2011-11-27 23:22:37 +0000 #3
Rampage seems to just want to fight anyone at all in Japan. He wanted Shogun but thats not happening, he wanted Forrest but i dont think Forrest plans to fight anytime soon especially anywhere that ain't Vegas. So if Rampage is fighting in Japan, this seems very likely
tantryl2011-11-28 00:16:37 +0000 #4
If Rampage comes in in the shape he did for Jones, he'll tear through Bonnar like a wet tissue. If he comes in in the shape he did for Forrest way back around UFC80ish, he's in for a rough night. I like Bonnar, but it's hard to pick him against Rampage.

This is just a rumour though, so... *shrug* We'll see.
Onion2011-11-28 00:54:30 +0000 #5
Bonnar gains waaaaay more from this than Rampage.
split decision2011-11-28 00:56:10 +0000 #6

Originally Posted by Onion

Bonnar gains waaaaay more from this than Rampage.

This is true. A Rampage loss to Bonnar = big downside and a lot of questions about the end of his career.



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