The saga continues. Yesterday we learned that while talk of Quinton Jackson vs. Rashad Evans fighting in a rematch at UFC 130 was premature, it wasn’t coming out of thin air either.
According to MMA Fighting, Thiago Silva and his management team are standing firm in their assertion the bout between Silva and Rampage is still on. They told the website “All we know is that it’s still processing. We haven’t gotten any positive. We haven’t gotten any negative. At this point we have no reason to expect that it’s going to be anything but a negative result – negative meaning Thiago’s clear.”
The only truly frustrating portion of this news is not the speculative portion. As we discussed previously, the UFC is will within their rights to focus on finding an alternate fight at the first sign of trouble. While some fans groan about a Rampage vs. Evans rematch, the bout would sell. Instead, I’m more concerned about the time line being employed by the Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC). We don’t really know when we expect to hear anything one way or the other. I suspect once the matter is resolved we will hear either way. Fans want to know who Rampage is certifiably fighting. For now, though, we have to play the waiting game.