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Rampage Signs, Jackson vs. Evans Official for UFC 114

Former UFC light-heavyweight champion Quinton "Rampage" Jackson has ended his holdout and signed on to face Rashad Evans in the awaited culmination of their long feud at UFC 114 in May.

The signing was first reported by Yahoo! Sports' Kevin Iole, who was informed of the news by organization co-owner Lorenzo Fertitta in Australia.

Jackson, who is in Sydney for the weekend's UFC 110 event to corner Wolfslair teammate Michael Bisping, met with Fertitta and Dana White to settle their ongoing issues, which began when Jackson postponed his anticipated Dec. 2009 bout with Evans in order to film the big-budget action movie "The A-Team."

Jackson (30-7) and Evans had filmed the most recent season of "The Ultimate Fighter" as opposing coaches, and were supposed to fight at the conclusion until Hollywood came calling. Jackson put his fighting life on hold to take the B.A. Baracus role made famous by Mr. T. Not surprisingly, the UFC was not happy with the decision and even reportedly filed a lawsuit relating to the situation. Jackson soon responded with his displeasure and said he would likely retire.

Ironically, Jackson may now be able to use his return fight as a vehicle to publicize his movie. UFC 114 takes place on May 29, just two weeks before "The A-Team" opens nationwide.

By the time he steps in the cage, it will have been a 14-month layoff since his last bout, a unanimous decision over Keith Jardine at UFC 96.
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