Rampage Jackson Says Shogun Rua Fight Will Have To Wait, Having Double Knee Surgery

It's been a volatile few weeks for Quinton Jackson. First, he told Fighters Only that he was prescribed testosterone after suffering a knee injury and that it made him feel 25 again, then he went on the Twitter warpath saying he wanted the UFC to release him as they've taken his love of fighting.

It was announced earlier this week that Jackson would face Mauricio Rua in a rematch of their fight from back in the PRIDE days. The Rua fight would be Rampage's last on his UFC deal and he sounded quite content to go elsewhere after the deal was up.

But now Rampage hit up twitter and is saying the fight won't happen very soon:

2 keep it real,the Shogun fight will have 2 wait,I just found out that I have 2 get surgery on both knees,but I heal fast don't trip
Mar 15 via Twitter for BlackBerry® Favorite Retweet Reply

This makes sense if he did actually have knee injuries heading into his bout with Ryan Bader. The testosterone prescription never made sense as a "cure" for any sort of actual joint injury, so having surgery is hardly a shock. Given how plodding his footwork has become in recent fights though, this might not do Rampage any favors when the Rua fight does happen.

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