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Post-UFC 92 News and Notes

Rashad Evans

Rashad Evans

  • UFC President Dana White announced at the post-UFC 92 press conference that Anderson Silva will “probably” fight Thales Leites in the main event of UFC 97 on April 18th in Montreal, Canada.
  • What lies ahead for Quinton “Rampage” Jackson remains unknown following his UFC 92 knockout of rival Wanderlei Silva. White indicated during the post-event press conference that Jackson is likely to fight newly-crowned light heavyweight champion Rashad Evans next, while Jackson is also believed to be eyeing a rematch with Forrest Griffin, who claimed the title from Jackson in July but lost it to Evans in last night’s main event.
  • White also announced at the press conference that 14,103 fans filled the MGM Grand Garden Arena for UFC 92, generating a $3.47 million live gate.
  • Forrest Griffin suffered a broken hand during his main event loss to Rashad Evans and went to a hospital after the fight for treatment. Details on the injury aren’t yet known, including when the injury was suffered, the severity of the injury, and how long Griffin will have to be off before resuming training and ultimately returning to the octagon.
  • Rashad Evans, Forrest Griffin, and Quinton Jackson each earned $60,000 “fight night” bonuses for their performances last night at UFC 92. Evans and Griffins won “Fight of the Night” honors for their exciting, standup-dominated headliner while Jackson was awarded “Knockout of the Night” for his first-round knockout of Wanderlei Silva. No “Submission of the Night” bonus was awarded as the ten-bout card failed to have a single bout finished via submission.
  • Keith Jardine and Chuck Liddell will not fight at UFC 96 in Columbus, Ohio, leaving the March 7th event without a main event-quality matchup. Though Jardine will still be in action on the card against an unnamed opponent, a light heavyweight championship bout between new title-holder Rashad Evans and Quinton “Rampage” Jackson or a heavyweight championship unification matchup featuring Brock Lesnar and Frank Mir is likely to headline UFC 96.

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