Following UFC 139, it appears that Quinton ‘Rampage’ Jackson and Stephan Bonnar are trying to do Joe Silva’s job for him.
Bonnar was successful in his fight on Saturday night, defeating Kyle Kingsbury by unanimous decision, and he already mentioned that he wanted to fight Rampage next.
Now according to UFC President Dana White, the former UFC light heavyweight champion has requested the exact same thing.
“Rampage texted me tonight and said he wants to fight him too,” White said about a potential fight with Stephan Bonnar. “I don’t know we’ll see”
Rumors have placed Rampage as a leading candidate to fill a slot on the upcoming UFC 144 card in Japan. Jackson fought in Japan for much of his career when he was competing under the Pride Fighting Championships banner.
According to several reports, there is some history between Bonnar and Jackson, although no details have surfaced exactly why the two fighters are asking to face off in the Octagon.
Bonnar is currently riding a three fight win streak after his victory on Saturday night, while Rampage is coming back from a loss to UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones in September.