UFC News: Rampage Is 'Fighter of the Year', Serra & Silva Speak

– UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Quinton "Rampage" Jackson made a huge impact on the mixed martial arts world in 2007. After making an impressive UFC debut in February, Jackson knocked out Chuck Liddell to capture the gold in May and then successfully defended against former PRIDE champion Dan Henderson in September. Sports Illustrated has named Rampage a "Breakout Star" of 2007. MSNBC awarded him their "Fighter of the Year" honor.


MMAFightLine.com has an article about comments UFC Welterweight Champion Matt Serra made to the Canadian Press newspaper about his upcoming unification title fight with interim champion Georges St. Pierre: "I'm definitely up for that?. I've got to be realistic. I don't know what they're going to do. I feel like I'm friendly with everybody but business is business and who knows? I know they like Georges, it's not that they don't like me but I don't know. He might be more of a better poster boy. Who knows? ? just put the little Italian guy in Canada. That's me. I like it, I like it, man. I take no offence at people in Canada yelling for me to die." For more on that article, click here.

– Following his loss to Chuck Liddell at UFC 79 last weekend, Wanderlei Silva has updated his official blog: "I was very well prepared physically and technically, my team deserves congratulations. They did an excellent job. I really did give it my best and I'm here to prove I'll take on anyone at all to prove Brazilians are macho and go all the way to the end. I'd like to thank all my fans. Were you excited? I'm just happy to have made you all enthusiastic!! It was worth it for the fans, my crew?and now let's go for the next one!!"