Quinton Rampage JacksonMove over Joe Silva, Twitter isn’t just for micro-blogging anymore. The popular social networking platform is now cutting out the UFC matchmaker en route to putting fights in the Octagon.

Fighters have taken to Twitter ever since the platform gained popularity to call each other out and connect with fans.

Case in point, Quinton “Rampage” Jackson on Sunday responded to Glover Teixeira’s UFC 153 post-fight comments that he still wanted to fight Rampage “if he comes in, in top shape. I don’t want to fight him if he’s not motivated to fight.”

Rampage appears motivated. He tweeted directly to UFC president Dana White, practically begging for the fight.

“Yo @danawhite set up that fight with Glover please! Lets give him what he wants..fans I won’t let u down. #fightofthenight”

The two were originally slated to square off at UFC 153, but Rampage was forced to withdraw due to injury.

Despite a rocky history with Rampage, White seems happy to put the fight back together following the former UFC champion’s message to him on Twitter.

“Sounds good bro,” White responded.

Now, that doesn’t constitute a contractual obligation, but it does appear that if both Teixeira and Rampage want the fight and it was already on course to happen, it’s likely that we’ll soon see the two squaring off.

Thanks Twitter, but we still love ya Joe.

Stay tuned to MMAWeekly.com for all of your UFC news and updates.

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