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Quinton “Rampage” Jackson had his own little media day Tuesday, and it went exactly like you would expect: There were contentious allegations made, gloriously glaring typos committed, clarifications required, Internet memes misappropriated and, of course, very little substance to any of it.

The whole thing was hilarious—so long as your life and livelihood weren’t directly tied up in it.

At this point, there’s no way to know what any of the parties are actually thinking in this courtroom standoff between Jackson, Bellator MMA and the UFC. So far, everybody is playing their parts with Oscar-worthy conviction, though we can certainly read between the lines of this week’s flurry of prepared statements.

Monday began with a New Jersey judge granting Bellator a preliminary injunction against Jackson, barring him from fighting Fabio Maldonado this month at UFC 186.

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UFC 186, the latest in a string of utterly cursed fight cards, took another hit on Tuesday morning when a New Jersey judge granted an injunction to Bellator that will prevent Quinton "Rampage" Jackson from fighting against Fabio Maldonado in the co-main event, as reported by Fox Sports' Damon Martin.

A card that once featured two title fights (neither of which were highly anticipated) now features just one: Demetrious Johnson will defend the flyweight title against Kyoji Horiguchi. Johnson, for all his fighting wizardry, has not resonated with the public as a drawing card and is defending his title against a virtual unknown.

On the surface, it appears that Jackson was the drawing card on the show. Now he's gone, either back to Bellator or into lawsuit purgatory. The point being, he's not fighting on this card, and whatever interest was left in the show either completely evaporated or, at the very least, took a massive hit.

To discuss the UFC's options for this faulty card, lead writers Jeremy Botter and Jonathan Snowden—Bleacher Report's version of Thelma and Louise—team up once again to answer The Question: Should UFC 186 be canceled?

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It’s possible this could turn out to be the best thing ever to happen to Al Iaquinta.

Or maybe the worst.

In this business, sometimes it’s hard to tell.

All we know for sure at the moment is that Iaquinta has been a hot topic of conversation since Saturday’s UFC Fight Night 63, when he celebrated his split-decision win over Jorge Masvidal by yelling obscenities at fans in Fairfax, Virginia.

Into a microphone.

On live TV.

Warning: NSFW language in video:

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On a normal fight night I tend to wake up, look at the clock and dread the 14 listless hours I know I'll spend waiting for the fights to finally begin. Those are truly wasted hours too—after all, nothing fills the emotional void quite like face punching.

Perhaps that's what made this random UFC Fight Night from Fairfax, Virginia, feel so special? By the time Chad Mendes re-established himself as the second best featherweight on the planet, it was just after lunch. The whole day was still waiting to reveal itself. 

Morning mixed martial arts—quite a revelation.

Of course, the entire show wasn't perfection, even if the start time was. But what card is? In a new post-fight series, we'll look at the card as a whole and choose the five best and worst moments—the handful of things worth talking about on Twitter afterward.

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We need to talk about Chad Mendes.

Mendes rolled over Ricardo Lamas via first-round TKO Saturday afternoon at UFC Fight Night 63, efficiently reaffirming his status as the second-best fighter in the company’s suddenly scintillating featherweight division.

Will that be a problem?

Mendes is now 29 years old and gives every impression of being at the top of his game. His evolution from NCAA Division I All-American wrestler to complete MMA fighter may be one of the more impressive, if undersold, stories in the 145-pound weight class. He’s 17-2 overall (8-2 in the UFC) and has made violently short work of most of his competition.

But Mendes has already lost twice to champion Jose Aldo in the Octagon—at UFC 142 in July 2012 and at UFC 179 last October. Depending on the outcome of Aldo’s title defense against Conor McGregor at UFC 189 in July, that fact could put Mendes and UFC matchmakers in a tough spot.

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They say there is an unwritten rule that fighters who have lost two title shots to the same champion don't get a third chance.

And perhaps it's a good thing, for the most part. It is a tough thing, trying to sell the public on the championship aspirations of a fighter who has already twice been soundly trounced by the same person.

But there are situations when the rule needs to be thrown out the window. Never has that been made more clear than after Saturday's trouncing of Ricardo Lamas, himself a respectable top featherweight fighter, by Chad Mendes, who separated himself from the rest of the featherweight pack with a vicious first-round knockout.

It is clear that Mendes deserves another title shot. He was knocked out by Jose Aldo the first time around. The second fight was much closer and was thrilling.

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Chad Mendes and Ricardo Lamas haven’t enjoyed much promotional buildup in advance of Saturday’s UFC Fight Night 63.

With Conor McGregor and Jose Aldo hogging the spotlight during their UFC 189 “world tour” this week and last, Mendes and Lamas have had to make do with scraps.

The featherweight division is white-hot right now, but all roads still lead back to Aldo vs. McGregor. Until those two settle their rapidly escalating beef on July 11, the business of deciding the next No. 1 contender will remain entirely theoretical.

UFC President Dana White stopped well short of guaranteeing the Lamas-Mendes winner next dibs during Tuesday’s scattergun Q&A session in Dublin. With Frankie Edgar and Urijah Faber meeting in a potentially much higher-profile bout on May 16, it’s understandable that the fight company is opting for a wait-and-see approach.

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Breaking the UFC 189 World Tour down by the numbers yields some fairly interesting results. 13,142 nautical miles. Two fighters. Eight cities. One sentient toilet. And a seemingly endless supply of both staredowns and luxury hotel rooms. 

UFC featherweight champion Jose Aldo (25-1) and challenger Conor McGregor (17-2) fight for the first time in four months on July 11 in Las Vegas. But when they do, UFC fans worldwide will be primed and ready for the clash.

The promotional effort here has been unprecedented, especially for smaller fighters who have traditionally struggled at the box office in MMA. But did quantity equal quality? Is this among the best promoted fights in the sport's history?

Bleacher Report lead writers Jeremy Botter and Jonathan Snowden, a modern-day Turner and Hooch, tackle that question below. Have an opinion of your own? Sound off in the comments.

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UFC 189’s promotional “world tour” wrapped up in Dublin on Tuesday, with Jose Aldo, Conor McGregor and the excitement for their featherweight title fight all still alive and well.

But there were some touchy moments there, right?

During the 11-day promotional swing through 10 cities and across three continents, McGregor's pursuit of the 145-pound title straddled a fine line. As he’s apt to do, the 26-year-old Irishman needled Aldo at every stop, infuriating and provoking the longtime champion but stopping just short of inciting any kind of actual physical violence.

The climax came in McGregor's hometown, where an estimated 3,000 Dubliners came out to cheer the challenger and jeer his Brazilian opponent.

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If there were any doubts that Ronda Jean Rousey is the Ultimate Fighting Championship's biggest star (and perhaps its biggest-ever star), those notions were dispelled on Sunday.

As you may have heard by now, Rousey jumped the railing at WrestleMania and, side by side with Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, appeared to set up a tag team match for next year's WrestleMania in Dallas: Rousey and The Rock vs. the real-life husband-and-wife power duo of Triple H and Stephanie McMahon. Paul Levesque (Triple H's real name) and his wife are the future operators of World Wrestling Entertainment (provided Vince McMahon is not, in fact, immortal).

Already their fingerprints are being felt on the product, Rousey included. Even one year ago, the idea of a UFC champion being involved in what was essentially one of the two biggest angles on the WWE's biggest and most prideful show of the year was an unthinkable one.

But Rousey has reached a plateau that few, if any, UFC stars have ever reached.