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Rampage and UFC makes $en$e

Quinton "Rampage" Jackson -- the most sought-after free agent in mixed martial arts -- will announQuinton ce where and when he'll return to fighting on April 15.

It just so happens that "UFC 59: Reality Check" is going off on that same day.

Coincidence? Probably not.

Dana White has done an amazing job lately, luring former UFC superstars like Tito Ortiz and BJ Penn back to the Octagon. He's also arranged the fights that fans want to see like Hughes vs. Gracie and Arlovski vs. Sylvia.

Too bad about Frank Mir and BJ Penn -- it can't all go the way you want it to, Dana.

Mir vs. Arlovski and Penn vs. Hughes were dream scenarios.

So, after blowing his load with those blockbuster announcements seemingly all at once, it would make sense that Dana has to try an keep raising the bar higher than he's already raised it.

Who better to do it with other than Rampage, the beast who destroyed UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Chuck Liddell in "PRIDE - Final Conflict 2003."

Rampage satisfied his contract with PRIDE back in November of 2005. Chances are, the organization that landed him since is paying him some serious cash.

Dana is the type of businessman who is not only smart enough, but also willing to shell out the kind of scratch to get Rampage because it's what the fans would want. And, Dana does not want to dissapoint.

Not now, anyway, when the UFC is on fire and he's got the MMA world by the nuts.

Check out a recent nodq.com interview with Rampage right here.