Quinton “Rampage” Jackson continues to be unhappy, the UFC and FOX should be very happy, and Bellator keeps chugging along. This is your morning news roundup!
– Supposedly, Saturday’s UFC on FOX extravaganza is the last fight on Rampage’s contract, so the former champ has kicked the griping into high-gear. Is this a ploy for future contract renegotiations? Or is it heartfelt, and after Saturday Rampage will quit fighting and open up a flower shop in Santa Monica? Time will tell.
– Last weekend’s UFC on FX installment, the prelims that were aired on Fuel TV, and Tuesday night’s TUF all kicked serious butt in the ratings department. Right now, much champagne is being imbibed at the offices of Zuffa and FOX.
– As per BJPenn.com, Costa Philippou wants Michael Bisping next. I can dig that.
– Here are the http://www.mmaweekly.com/bellator-86-weigh-in-results-ben-askren-puts-belt-on-the-line-king-mo-ready-to-debut of yesterday’s weigh-in for tonight’s Bellator 86 event. Also, here’s a video interview with Ben Askren. And for good measure, here’s the UFC 158 press conference.