Quinton 'Rampage' Jackson: "I'm Flattered That Jon Jones Needs to Spy on Me"

Michael MagoulisCorrespondent ISeptember 1, 2011

Photo by Al Bello/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images
Photo by Al Bello/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images

On the most recent episode of The MMA Hour, Ariel Helwani was joined by Quinton "Rampage" Jackson, who will be fighting Jon Jones at UFC 135: Jones vs. Rampage.

Just after mentioning that he's "having a great camp and training really hard", Rampage discussed his recent accusations of Jon Jones planting a mole within Team Wolfslair. Rampage mentioned that he hasn't removed anyone from his camp, but that he "feels flattered" that Jon Jones had to employ the use of spies.

Still, Rampage hasn't concerned himself very much with these recent developments and "feels very confident" in this fight, despite "a lot of people counting [him] out."

Jackson explained that he was informed of a spy via Twitter. After that point, he faked an injury to his hand in order to see if the news would leak. According to Rampage, shortly after, he was contacted by Joe Silva who had been contacted by Jon Jones' management, asking about his hand.

It's impossible to know if any of this information is reliable, but Jackson promises to out the spy on Twitter when he determines who it is.

Then, Rampage was his usual controversial self, calling host Ariel Helwani "an asshole for asking about [Wolfslair teammate] Cheick Kongo." Apparently, Rampage was offended that Helwani asked if the Pat Barry fight should have been stopped after Kongo was repeatedly knocked down.

Helwani and Jackson moved on, agreeing to play nice as long as Rampage refrained from calling the journalist "big nose" and Helwani made sure his shoes matched his tie.

Needless to say, it was a typical Rampage interview. Jackson ended by mentioning that he's happy to go into this fight the underdog and that he captured the belt from Chuck Liddell as an underdog and is prepared to do it again.

Tune in to UFC 135 on September 24 to find out.