UFC 114 takes place in Las Vegas this weekend.
The top of the card features a bout between Rashad Evans and Rampage Jackson. The winner of that fight will meet UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Shogun Rua for the title. There had been plans for Evans and Jackson to fight earlier but Jackson was busy filming the movie “The A-Team.”British fighter Michael Bisping, Antonio Rogerio Nogueira and ex-reality tv star of “The Ultimate Fighter” Diego Sanchez are also on the card.
Although it hasn’t been played up, there are some racial elements to the Jackson/Evans main event. The matchup marks the biggest confrontation between two African-American fighters in UFC history. Evans has called Jackson an “Uncle Tom” and a “Sambo.” Jackson has called Evans “ignorant.”
Fan-favorite Forrest Griffin was originally supposed to be on the UFC 114 card, fighting Nogueira, but had to withdraw due to a shoulder injury.
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