First we heard that fight would be on the undercard at UFC 91. Then we heard it would be on the undercard at UFC 93. And now we hear that it will be on the undercard at UFC 92. And now we hear that it will be on the undercard at UFC 92.
The Sun says Rampage confirmed that he will fight again before the year is over, and that he has already agreed to fight Silva, who has beaten him twice. The only remaining issue is whether Silva will agree to it. And really, why wouldn't he? He's already beaten Rampage twice, and doing it a third time would make him an even bigger star among American fans.
The Sun quotes Rampage saying:
"On those two days he was the better man. Hopefully I can change things this time round and it can be my night - if he takes the fight. I fight on December 27 and I'm hoping it's against him. And if it is I'm going to be ready to steamroller him. It doesn't matter if he's beaten me twice before, it matters on the night. But the UFC have approached a few people to take the fight and a couple of them have turned it down."
If Rampage vs. Wanderlei III really is going to happen in the next few months, UFC 92 would make the most sense because it's the card that most needs a strong co-main event. The main event at UFC 91, Brock Lesnar vs. Randy Couture, sells itself. And the main event at UFC 93, B.J. Penn vs. Georges St. Pierre, does too.
The only main event UFC has coming up that could use some help from a strong co-main event is Frank Mir vs. Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira at UFC 92. It looks like that card will now get a co-main event that the fans are clamoring for.