Rashad Evans. Photo property of the Ultimate Fighting Championship.
With each passing day, the rumors concerning Quinton “Rampage” Jackson’s possible withdrawal from his UFC 107 bout against fellow “TUF 10” coach Rashad Evans seem to be picking up steam. If the news is true, Evans has yet to know about it.
Evans’ manager, Jervis Cole of Cole Blooded Management, told MMA FanHouse on Sunday that his client has yet to be informed of any change to his scheduled matchup against Jackson. Neither the UFC or Jackson have commented on the situation.
“Haven’t heard anything yet,” Cole said. “As far as we know the fight is still on. Until the UFC tells us something different, Rashad Evans starts training in mid-October.”
Several reports have Jackson playing the role of B.A. Baracus in a movie remake of “The A-Team, which is slated for a worldwide release in June of next year and would force Jackson to pull out of his December 12 bout against Evans due to the inability to partake in a full training camp.
UFC President Dana White recently announced that B.J. Penn would defend his UFC lightweight title at UFC 107 earlier this week, most likely against Diego Sanchez. It’s interesting to note that Penn and Sanchez were originally thought to be fighting in the main event of UFC 105, which will take place in November in the UK.
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