At Saturday's post-event press conference, UFC president Dana White discussed a possible Jackson rematch with Rua.
"[Rampage] and I just talked about [fighting 'Shogun' Rua in Japan] when he was back there getting stitched up," . "[Shogun] is fighting Dan Henderson in San Jose, so we'll see what happens there.
"What Rampage said to me was, 'I want to fight in that Japan fight.' I said, 'Cool.' I'm never going to argue with you when you tell me you want to fight."
Rampage was plain in his goal "It would be very special because I've got a lot of respect for Shogun. That's been one that's haunted me for a long time. So I want to rematch Shogun in Japan ... That would be like a dream come true."
The potential for the match up should become clearer after Shogun fights Dan Henderson in the main event of UFC 139 in November.