Rampage Jackson Responds to Dan Henderson's Criticism Via Twitter

Mike HodgesCorrespondent IFebruary 27, 2012

Courtesy of ESPN.com
Courtesy of ESPN.com

UFC 144 was supposed to be a homecoming for Quinton "Rampage" Jackson.

Entering the Octagon to PRIDE theme music and slamming Ryan Bader on his head brought back some of the nostalgia for Japanese fans, but Jackson wasn't able to pick up the victory.

Jackson looked rather lethargic walking into his bout with Bader, as he claimed a knee injury forced him to enter the matchup at six pounds over the 205-pound weight limit. The loss to Bader was Jackson's second straight defeat, and it didn't sit well with some fans. 

Or with Dan Henderson.

Henderson voiced his opinion on the matchup via his Twitter account over the weekend. He criticized Jackson's performance and didn't seem to be too impressed with the former UFC light heavyweight champion.

"Bader fought great. Nice job. Quinton looks like he just showed up to get paid," Henderson wrote. "Good round for Bader. Rampage has never been the smartest fighter." 

Henderson's comments obviously didn't seem to flatter Jackson, as retaliated in very few words.

"I was smart enough 2 take your belt," Jackson wrote in response to Henderson.

Both Jackson and Henderson fought to unify the UFC and PRIDE light heavyweight title at UFC 75, which saw Jackson earn the unanimous decision. 

Henderson is currently awaiting the winner of the upcoming title bout between Jon Jones and Rashad Evans at UFC 145 , but he recently stated that he would be open to facing Jackson in a rematch.

Although the recent Twitter feud between Jackson and Henderson won't likely escalate, it might start a potential rivalry if both men meet again in a future bout.