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Chuck Liddell Wants ‘Rampage’ Next After This Weekend’s Fight With Tito Ortiz

At 48 years of age, one would think former Ultimate Fighting Championshiphall of famer Chuck Liddell would be enjoying retirement.
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Bellator 206 Salaries: ‘Rampage’ Jackson ($300K), Wanderlei Silva ($200K) Top Payroll

Quinton Jackson and Wanderlei Silva might be past their respective primes, but the veterans were still well compensated for their heavyweight co-main event bout at
Bellator 206.
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Bellator 206 Primer: Rampage Is Fighting This Weekend and the Joke Is on Us

Bellator is hitting us over the head with a big show this weekend – Bellator 206 to be exact. It will air on that new DAZN platform, which is sort of the equivalent of the UFC’s Fight Pass, and there are some big, compelling fights on the card.

There’s also a very much not-eagerly anticipated rematch between Quinton “Rampage” Jackson and Wanderlei Silva, because, I don’t. Maybe promoter Scott Coker thought he could squeeze more money out of these long-faded warriors’ names.

Listen, the joke is on us, people. Neither Rampage nor Silva should be fighting anymore. And they certainly shouldn’t be fighting each other!

They’ve fought three times already. The first two meetings were in PRIDE FC, where Silva destroyed Jackson with knees. Then the UFC had the rubber match, and Jackson won via knockout.

That bout – back in 2008 – was pretty much the last time Rampage looked awesome. Since then, he’s gotten older and slower and infinitely more bitter.

And of course Silva has gotten old, too, and his last fight was a dismal one against Chael Sonnen last year.

There are plenty of other good fights on the Bellator 206 card. Gegard Mousasi versus Rory MacDonald is probably the best match-up Bellator could make in all of their divisions, and it’s always fun watching Aaron Pico.

But Coker is relying on whatever residual love fans may have for the ancient Rampage and Silva, and if you haven’t been living in an underground bunker for the last ten years, or maybe in jail, it’s hard not to see this bout for what it is.

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Michael Chiesa and Ray Borg Off UFC 223, Courtesy of McGregor Rampage

More fallout from Conor McGregor’s rampage yesterday, and it’s the worst kind: injured innocent bystanders.

As passengers in the van whose windows McGregor and company smashed, UFC 223 competitors Michael Chiesa and Ray Borg were showered with broken glass.

Well, Chiesa suffered facial lacerations that have knocked him off the card, and Borg suffered corneal abrasions from getting glass fragments in his eyes. That means the bout between Chiesa and Anthony Pettis is off, and the bout between Borg and Brandon Moreno is off.

Add to that the scrapped fight between Artem Lobov and Alex Caceres, and now UFC 223’s card is just ten fights.

Thanks, Conor.

Here’s the UFC’s statement:

Thursday afternoon, following the UFC 223 media day at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, an incident in the facility injured two athletes on Saturday’s card, forcing them to be pulled from the event.

Lightweight Michael Chiesa, who received several facial cuts, was deemed unfit to fight by the New York State Athletic Commission and the UFC medical team, and he was removed from his bout against Anthony Pettis.

Flyweight Ray Borg, who was scheduled to face Brandon Moreno, was deemed unfit to fight as well due to multiple corneal abrasions.

Also removed from the card was the featherweight bout between Artem Lobov and Alex Caceres due to Lobov’s involvement in the incident.

UFC 223 will proceed as scheduled with 10 bouts. Moving to the Pay-Per-View main card is the featherweight bout between Zabit Magomedsharipov and Kyle Bochniak.

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‘Rampage Vs. Silva 4’ Reportedly Coming To Brazil

Mixed martial arts (MMA) fans may never get to see “Liddell vs. Ortiz 3”, but they may, in fact, get the next best thing. And it, too, is a battle between two legends of the sport.

MMA Junkie (via Gazeta Do Povo) reports that Bellator MMA is working on a historic fourth match between Quinton “Rampage” Jackson and “The Axe Murderer” Wanderlei Silva, with Silva stating that the match would take place at Arena da Baixada in his hometown of Curitiba, Brazil.

When asked for his comment on the match up, Bellator President Scott Coker said he was unsure which weight class it would be in. Based on Rampage’s recent fights, though, one could assume it would be either a Catchweight or Heavyweight tilt. Coker also said a date and venue have not yet been chosen.

The rivalry between Silva and Jackson started in 2003 at the finals of the PRIDE Middleweight Grand Prix, when Silva scored a technical knockout via knees in the first round. Silva got the better of him in similar fashion almost one year later at PRIDE 28, but “Rampage” finally got his revenge at UFC 92 and cashed in a ”Knockout of the Night” bonus in the process.

What’s in store when they finally meet for a fourth time? Fireworks!

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Bellator 192 Salaries: Sonnen, ‘Rampage’ Both Pull Down $300K Flat; MacDonald, Lima Earn $100K

Even if Quinton “Rampage” Jackson never pays up on his side bet over whether or not Chael Sonnen could take him down, both men are $ 300,000 richer after Bellator 192.
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Bellator 192 Salaries: Sonnen, ‘Rampage’ Both Pull Down $300K Flat; MacDonald, Lima Earn $100K

Even if Quinton “Rampage” Jackson never pays up on his side bet over whether or not Chael Sonnen could take him down, both men are $ 300,000 richer after Bellator 192.
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Bellator 192 Salaries: Sonnen, ‘Rampage’ Both Pull Down $300K Flat; MacDonald, Lima Earn $100K

Even if Quinton “Rampage” Jackson never pays up on his side bet over whether or not Chael Sonnen could take him down, both men are $ 300,000 richer after Bellator 192.
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Rampage Jackson vs Chael Sonnen staredown video from Bellator 192 weigh ins

Bellator MMA is less than 24 hours away from its Bellator 192: “Rampage vs. Sonnen” mixed martial arts (MMA) event on Paramount Network (formerly Spike) and CMT, locked and loaded for this Saturday night (Jan. 20, 2018) inside The Forum in Inglewood, California.

Prior to this weekend’s big show, which also features “Prelims” bouts on ParamountNetwork.com, the promotion sent all 38 fighters to the scale for the official Bellator 192 weigh ins.

Crunch the numbers here.

Of course, no weigh-in event is complete without the corresponding staredowns, and Bellator 192 is no exception. Watch Quinton “Rampage” Jackson come nose-to-nose with Heavyweight opponent Chael Sonnen, along with all the other fighters, in the embedded video player above.

MMAmania.com will deliver LIVE round-by-round, blow-by-blow coverage of the entire Bellator 192 fight card on fight night (click here), starting with the ParamountNetwork.com “Prelims” matches at 7 p.m. ET, before the main card start time at 9 p.m. ET, live on Paramount Network and CMT.

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Sonnen vs. ‘Rampage’ Promoted to Bellator 192 Headliner over Lima vs. MacDonald Title Fight

Bellator MMA has opted for name recognition when choosing an official headliner for its debut on the Paramount Network.
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