Quinton "Rampage" Jackson suffered another loss in what was probably his last ever appearance inside the UFC octagon at UFC on Fox 6, losing to Glover Teixeira by unanimous decision. The defeat means the former light-heavyweight champion has lost three in a row for the first time in his career.
He promised a motivated “Rampage” in his final outing under the UFC banner, and his attitude in the fight showed he was not going to just let Teixeira walk away unscathed. Unfortunately, years in the gruelling MMA business has taken its toll on the former champion, and it has shown in his last couple of outings.
Jackson undoubtedly rustled a few feathers in the build-up for his final UFC appearance, which included speaking out against the premier organization and annoying a lot of MMA fans.
"Rampage" has never done anything quietly, and this disappointing end is only a fraction of his up and down career which has produced some of the most memorable moments in the history of the sport.
His failures in recent years are only half the story of an otherwise successful career. His antics outside of competition have both entertained and angered fans, but his performances inside the ring or cage have more often than not entertained fans.
His feud with Wanderlei Silva was one of the most entertaining MMA had seen. His slams became a signature while he fought for Pride in Japan where he made his name. His popularity carried into the United States where he became the UFC light-heavyweight champion and later unified the Pride and UFC belts.
A lot has been said about Quinton “Rampage” Jackson recently, mostly negative. But it is easy to forget what he accomplished in the sport of MMA, especially when you look at his recent record.
With “Rampage” now finished competing in the UFC, here is a look back at the good, the bad and the ugly of his MMA career.