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'Rampage' Jackson looking forward to rematch with 'King Mo' at Allstate Arena

'Rampage' Jackson looking forward to rematch with 'King Mo' at Allstate Arena

Quinton Ramone 'Rampage' Jackson owns a 37-11 record in mixed martial arts, and one of those wins came on May 17, 2014 against Muhammed Lawal, better known as 'King Mo,' by unanimous decision.

The two will rematch at Bellator 175 on March 31 at the Allstate Arena, and 'Rampage' is looking forward to the second bout.

He joined CSN's Chuck Garfien and Leila Rahimi on In The Loop on Thursday, and didn't pull back any punches on what he plans to do against 'King Mo' the second time around.

Check out the full interview in the video above.

ICYMI: Wendell Carter Jr. out 8-12 weeks; Corey Crawford returns to the ice; Kris Bryant angers Cardinal Nation;

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ICYMI: Wendell Carter Jr. out 8-12 weeks; Corey Crawford returns to the ice; Kris Bryant angers Cardinal Nation;

Wendell Carter Jr.'s rookie season might be over due to a thumb injury, Corey Crawford returned to the ice for the Blackhawks and Kris Bryant pissed off Cardinal Nation. Here's what you might have missed from the weekend in Chicago sports:

Bulls

Wendell Carter Jr.'s rookie season appears to be over following news that the 19-year-old needs thumb surgery. Carter's season ends as an unknown, much like the rest of the Bulls' season.

Chicago-native Dwyane Wade played his final NBA game in Chicago on Saturday night, a 117-103 Heat win. It is impossible to tell the story of Wade's Hall of Fame career without including Chicago.

No player was happier to return to Chicago from the Bulls' 0-5 West Coast trip than Kris Dunn, whose midrange game has disappeared.

Following their big loss to the Heat, Zach LaVine had telling comments about the state of the Bulls. Matt Peck, David Watson and John Sabine react to that and more on the latest Bulls Outsiders Podcast.

Blackhawks

The Blackhawks snapped a five-game losing streak on Sunday, taking down the defending Stanley Cup champion Capitals 8-5. Jonathan Toews and Patrick Kane each had a big game, tallying five points apiece.

In other positive news, Corey Crawford returned to the ice before practice on Saturday. Crawford has been in concussion protocol since Dec. 16.

Henri Jokiharju was a healthy scratch on Sunday, but the Blackhawks are pleased with the rookie defenseman's progression.

Cubs

At Cubs Convention on Friday, Theo Epstein said he does not think the Cubs are done making moves this winter. However, the Cubs president mentioned how adding to the bullpen is the main focus and insisted there is a lot of work happening behind the scenes.

Epstein also laid out what suspended shortstop Addison Russell has to do to return to the Cubs.

New Cubs bench coach Mark Loretta was happy in California. Then, the Cubs came calling; what does Loretta bring to the team in 2019?

Yu Darvish is ready for takeoff after making just eight starts in 2018, his debut campaign on the North Side.

Kris Bryant called St. Louis boring, and Cardinal Nation was not too happy about it.

David Kaplan and Kelly Crull talked with Joe Maddon, Theo Epstein, Kris Bryant and many more on Friday's edition of SportsTalk Live.

Other

The White Sox are reportedly discussing a trade with the Dodgers regarding outfielder Joc Pederson. Plus, the Manny Machado sweepstakes are getting kind of mysterious.

What should the Bears do with impending free agent safety Adrian Amos? If the team re-signs Amos, he will have a new defensive backs coach in 2019, as the Bears hired Deshea Townsend on Friday.

According to ESPN's Adam Schefter, multiple teams are interested in former Chiefs running back Kareem Hunt. Bears head coach Matt Nagy did not shut down the possibility of adding Hunt at the team's end of season press conference last week.

 

ICYMI: Bears hire Pagano as defensive coordinator; White Sox favorites for Machado; Bulls and Boylen reportedly agree to new deal

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ICYMI: Bears hire Pagano as defensive coordinator; White Sox favorites for Machado; Bulls and Boylen reportedly agree to new deal

The Bears named Chuck Pagano defensive coordinator, White Sox and Phillies are reportedly the favorites to sign Manny Machado and the Bulls and Jim Boylen agreed to a new contract. Here's what you might have missed from the weekend in Chicago sports:

Bears

The Bears moved quickly to replace the departed Vic Fangio, hiring former Colts head coach Chuck Pagano as defensive coordinator. Here's what fans can expect from Pagano in Chicago.

Despite changing defensive coordinators, one should expect continued excellence from the Bears' defense in 2019. This isn't really because of the coach, but because of the players on the Bears' defense.

Cody Parkey remained in the news following his missed field goal in last week's Wild Card game. Parkey appeared on the TODAY show to discuss the fallout from the game.

Also, Goose Island hosted a contest where contestants had one chance to kick a 43-yard field goal (the distance at which Parkey missed his kick). Those who successfully made the kick would be awarded free NFL tickets, though all 103 contestants failed, some miserably. 

Eagles wide receiver Jordan Matthews might have trolled Staley, the Bears mascot, during Sunday's game against the Saints.

White Sox

Late Sunday night, ESPN's Jeff Passan reported that the White Sox have offered Manny Machado an eight-year contract. In the same report, Passan said that the White Sox "could portend the ability to proffer a decade-long offer" as well.

According to USA Today's Bob Nightengale, the Phillies are the "clear-cut favorite" to land Bryce Harper. In the same report, Nightengale predicted that the White Sox will sign Machado, as they will be his only suitor if/when the Phillies add Harper. The Phillies reportedly met with Harper in Las Vegas on Saturday.

Machado's high school baseball coach thinks the superstar infielder will sign with the White Sox, too.

The White Sox avoided arbitration with all four of their arbitration-eligible players on Friday.

Bulls

Friday, the Bulls recorded their worst first quarter point-differential in franchise history in a 149-124 loss to the Warriors. Golden State led the Bulls 43-17 after the first 12 minutes of the game.

Saturday was much more promising for the Bulls, though they lost to the Jazz 110-102 in a hard-fought loss. Bobby Portis missed Saturday's game with elbow soreness after Warriors forward Kevin Durant seemingly hit the former intentionally during Friday's game.

Before Saturday's game, multiple reports said that the Bulls and head coach Jim Boylen agreed to a new deal. The deal makes sense considering that Boylen signed his previous contract while serving as an assistant coach.

Blackhawks

Jonathan Toews will not participate in the 2019 NHL All-Star Game, as Avalanche forward Gabriel Landeskog beat Toews in the "Last Men In" vote.

The Blackhawks traded defenseman Jan Rutta to the Lightning for Slater Koekkoek on Friday. Tampa Bay drafted Koekkoek, 24, 10th overall in the 2012 NHL Entry Draft. Where does Koekkoek fit in with the Blackhawks?

Saturday, the Blackhawks surrendered three unanswered goals against the Golden Knights, falling to Vegas 4-3 in overtime. Goaltender Collin Delia gave up all four goals, though he has been great for the Blackhawks in Corey Crawford's absence.

The Blackhawks scored two power play goals on Saturday, continuing their hot streak on the man-advantage.

Cubs

According to The Athletic's Ken Rosenthal, the Cubs want a shot to sign Bryce Harper, though the team's ownership is unlikely to provide approval.

The Cubs agreed to one-year contracts with all seven of their arbitration eligible players. Where does the team's payroll stand now?

Who are the Cubs who can claim to be the only player in the Majors in 2018 to accomplish something?

Len Kasper stopped by the latest Cubs Talk Podcast.