The Daily Recap: Rampage Declines Title Shot, UFC 126 Medical Suspensions & More


Quinton "Rampage" Jackson. Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC.

The Daily Recap is a collection of news and notes from around the web that will be posted at the end of each day. Bout signings, injury news and much more can all be found here.

— After Rashad Evans went down with injury, it was Quinton "Rampage" Jackson, not Jon Jones, who was first approached about facing Mauricio "Shogun" Rua on March 19. However, Jackson declined, stating that it would not be enough time for him to prepare for Rua nor get into proper fight shape. [MMAJunkie.com]

— The Nevada State Athletic Commission today released the list of medical suspensions stemming from UFC 126 this past weekend. The most notable suspensions were handed out to Forrest Griffin and Jake Ellenberger, who could be sidelined until August with a broken foot and a pair of broken hands respectively. [MMA Weekly]

— Waachiim Spiritwolf and Jaime Jara have reportedly agreed to meet in a welterweight bout on the undercard of Bellator 35, which takes place on March 5 in Lemoore, CA. Spiritwolf was last seen in November as his bout against Marius Zaromskis was ruled a no-contest after Spiritwolf suffered a poke to the eye. Jara meanwhile, has won eight out of his last nine. [Sherdog.com]

— 2009 DREAM welterweight grand prix runner-up Jason High has reportedly inked a multi-fight agreement with Strikeforce. Following his stint in Japan, High fell to Charlie Brenneman in his lone UFC appearance before released by the organization. Since then, High has racked up four straight wins, including a split decision over Hayato "Mach" Sakurai. [MMAJunkie.com]

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