Forrest Griffin vs. Rampage Jackson Rematch Under Consideration

Bloody Elbow has learned that the UFC is considering an immediate rematch between Quinton Jackson and Forrest Griffin after the razor close decision on Saturday night.  A major factor in determining whether there is such a rematch is Jackson's knee.  If it is injured and he needs time off, then they'll go another direction, but a source from the Jackson camp says his leg was hurt in the fight, but sustained no damage that should keep him out for an extended period of time.  Needless to say, that's not a certified medical opinion or anything, so the status of Jackson's knee remains a question mark.

The UFC rarely does automatic rematches, let alone in title situations.  The controversy over the decision makes marketing a second fight easy though, and few would complain about a rematch of such a great fight.  Following the controversial decision in the Michael Bisping vs. Matt Hamill fight, the UFC tried to book an immediate rematch in November, but an injury to Matt Hamill put those plans on ice.

The downside of doing such a rematch is that if Jackson wins, they lose the potential Forrest-Liddell title fight for the time being.  However, Quinton-Chuck 3 isn't exactly a marketing disaster either, and there's no guarantee Chuck will win his next fight, even if he is a major favorite.  

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