Found September 11, 2012 on
The injury bug strikes again! This time, it has taken a bite out of one of the most star-studded cards of 2012. On Tuesday afternoon, UFC president Dana White reported Quinton “Rampage” Jackson (Pictured) has suffered an undisclosed wound that will force the former light heavyweight champ out of his UFC 153 shootout against Glover Teixeira. The scrap was to mark Rampage’s final fight inside the Octagon. After dropping a unanimous decision defeat to Ryan Bader at UFC 144, he went on a worldwide tour blasting the UFC for their inadequate pay structure and lack of appreciation. The 34-year-old then demanded to be released from the promotion, but UFC officials said they can go their separate ways after he fulfills the last bout on his contract. Rampage was forced to undergo surgery on both of his knees in March and has been on the mend ever since. Teixeira’s long-awaited big league debut had been postponed due to visa issues, but the Brazilian made up for lost time by quickly disposing of Kyle Kingsbury at UFC 146. The 32-year-old hasn’t lost a match since March of 2005, rattling off 16 straight victories during that span. No word if Teixeira will remain in the lineup or if the promotion is scouring its roster for a suitable replacement. Quick, someone DON’T call Mauricio “Shogun” Rau… UFC 153 takes place inside HSBC Arena in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Here is the show’s revised roster:
Preliminary Card: (Facebook 7PM ET/4PM PT) Cristiano Marcello vs. Reza Madadi Luiz Cane vs. Chris Camozzi Sergio Moraes vs. Renee Forte (FX 8PM/5PM) Joey Gambino vs. Diego Brandao Francisco Trinaldo vs. Gleison Tibau Gabriel Gonzaga vs. Geronimo dos Santos Rony “Jason” Bezerra vs. Sam Sicilia Main Card: Glover Teixeira vs. TBD Demian Maia vs. Rick Story Phil Davis vs. Wagner Prado Jon Fitch vs. Erick Silva Frankie Edgar vs. Jose Aldo (UFC featherweight champion)

Injuries knock Jose Aldo and Rampage Jackson out of UFC 153

Just when you think things couldn’t get any worse…UFC 153 gets hit hard with injuries to Jose Aldo and Quinton “Rampage” Jackson. UFC president Dana White tweeted the bad news earlier on Tuesday, “Rampage is hurt and out of UFC 153 RIO. SUCKS!!!!!!”. Shortly afterwards he followed-up with the news, “Now Aldo is out with foot injury. Main and co main in the same day...

Jose Aldo and Rampage Jackson out of UFC 153

The hits keep on coming for the UFC. Just when the dust started to settle from the UFC 151 fiasco, the UFC has another problem on their hands. In a matter of hours the UFC lost both of its top two fights on the upcoming UFC 153 Brazilian event.
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