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With Rampage Jackson out, Steve Bosse to make debut against Fabio Maldonado at UFC 186

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Well that is an interesting replacement...

Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

With a court ruling pulling Quinton Jackson from the scheduled UFC 186 pay-per-view (PPV) on Sat., April 25, 2015 from inside the Bell Centre in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) officials had to scramble to find a last minute replacement to take on Fabio Maldonado.

Enter Steve Bosse.

The former hockey player -- who retired from mixed martial arts (MMA) after signing with UFC last year -- will have the tall task of replacing "Rampage."

From UFC:

Following the recent court injunction keeping Quinton "Rampage" Jackson from competing against Fabio Maldonado at UFC 186 in Montreal, the UFC has announced that local light heavyweight Steve Bosse will step in to face Brazil's Maldonado at Bell Centre on April 25.

At the moment, Jackson and his representatives plan to appeal the court's order, but with the event drawing nearer, the UFC has had to take action to ensure a suitable replacement was found to face Maldonado.

Not exactly what fans were hoping for.

Unlike injuries that have been marring cards latelyBellator MMA is to thank for the court's injunction that forced "Rampage" off the PPV event.

As for "The Boss," the 33 year old has not competed in nearly two years, but does boast an impressive 10-1 record.

Anyone taking Bosse for the massive upset over the Brazilian pugilist?

To check out the latest UFC 186: "Johnson vs Horiguchi" fight card and rumors click here.