Steve Cofield

Rampage-Rashad hype machine needs to make up for lost time

Steve Cofield
Cagewriter

It'll be interesting to see how UFC 114 performs on pay-per-view. Had the Quinton Jackson-Rashad Evans fight gone down last December as originally planned, with the momentum from Season 10 of "The Ultimate Fighter," it probably would've joined the handful of UFC cards that have eclipsed 1 million pay-per-view buys. The UFC now has three weeks to make up for the downtime.

Jackson bailed from UFC 107 in Memphis because he was offered the Mr. T role in "The A-Team" movie. Frankly, the end of TUF 10 was anticlimactic knowing the hated, trash-talking rivals weren't going to fight anytime soon. Well, the fight is here. Can the UFC reignite your fire?

It starts Wednesday (11 p.m. ET) with Episode 1 of "UFC Primetime: Rampage versus Evans." The three-part series continues on May 19 and May 26.

We're guessing the prefight theme is going to feature Jackson's anger and intensity versus the comedic stylings of Evans, who offers up a gift for Rampage in this video.

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