UFC President Dana White announced tonight on UFC Tonight that Quinton “Rampage” Jackson will face Mauricio “Shogun” Rua in his final UFC fight. White did not specify a card for the event on the Fuel TV show.
Jackson has been adamant about his desire to leave the UFC due to various reasons, including matchmaking, and it appears he will get his wish in being granted a big fight and his release.
Jackson and Rua previously fought at PRIDE Total Elimination 2005. Rua won the fight in devastating fashion via soccer kicks.
While Jackson’s future seems set for now, this is not the first time the UFC and Jackson have argued only to make up eventually.