The game of musical chairs continues today with news that Matt Hamill was contacted about a potential fight with Quinton Jackson at UFC 130 and has agreed to step in for Thiago Silva and Rashad Evans. Hamil was scheduled to face wrestling phenom Phil Davis at UFC 129 in Toronto, but the fight was pulled yesterday from the promotion's official website. Now we know why. Silva most recently showed Brandon Vera the door during a dominating performance at UFC 125. With rumors of Silva having a questionable result following his standard drug screening with the Nevada State Athletic Commission, it looks like the UFC is moving on without him.
This is kind of a bummer. Silva and Rampage made a great matchup, and I would have been perfectly fine with Evans vs. 'Page II. Jackson typically does pretty well with dominant wrestlers, so I'm not sure how Hamill approaches this fight. Hamill's brawling style isn't going to get it done in this one.
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