Four years ago, Quinton “Rampage” Jackson was conceived as the most devastating fighter in the UFC’s light heavyweight division.
A vicious knockout artist, Jackson ended the legendary Chuck Liddell’s title reign with a thunderous left hook in the first round of their 2007 meeting.
He defended the belt in a slugfest against Dan Henderson before the tide changed at UFC 86 on July 5, 2008.
Jackson dropped a unanimous decision to Forrest Griffin, losing his coveted light heavyweight championship in the process.
Unlike other dominant champions of the past and present, Jackson never received a rematch.
He’s had to work his way back into contention and, following a dominant decision win over Matt Hamill at UFC 130, it appears he’s finally earned a shot at the gold once again.
In addition to Jackson’s title shot, here are some other pivotal matchups that should be made following UFC 130.