Rampage Jackson injured, out of UFC 153 bout with Glover TexeiraPosted on September 12, 2012, 12:13 AM by Mike Drahota
Former UFC Light Heavyweight champion and outspoken fan-favorite Quinton "Rampage" Jackson has been ruled out of UFC 153, as per an announcement made by Dana White earlier today. The exact specifications of Jackson's injury remain a mystery but he will be unable to face Glover Texeira nonetheless. White took to Twitter to announce the bad news:
Rampage is hurt and out of UFC 153 RIO. SUCKS!!!!!!— Dana White (@danawhite) September 11, 2012
The news, coupled with the withdrawal of Jose Aldo from the main event title fight, absolutely kills what was a very promising card for Brazil. Will UFC 153 end up just like UFC 147 due to the injury bug? Hopefully the UFC has a better run of luck towards the end of the year. For Rampage, the future is highly unknown after his much-publicized feud with Dana White over a contrat dispute. While he is one of the most popular fighters ever, his relevancy is growing thin after a UFC 144 loss to Ryan Bader. When we will see Rampage return to the Octagon, if ever? Is there anything the UFC can do to curtail the absolute barrage of injuries hindering card after card?