Quinton "Rampage" Jackson says that he is confident, not cocky. Jon Jones on the other hand is as cocky as they come, and according to Rampage, Jones hasn't done enough in the sport to warrant such cockiness.
As with any Jackson fight, there is no shortage of trash-talking. All of the back-and-forth banter will culminate this Saturday as the UFC returns to pay-per-view in Denver, Colorado for the first time since UFC 1, which was held almost 18 years ago on November 12, 1993. The organization did return to the Mile High City in 1995 for The Ultimate Ultimate.
A lot has happened since that night. There has been changes in the rules and regulations, weight classes have been implemented and on the actual 18th anniversary of UFC 1, fans will be able to see a battle for the UFC Heavyweight Championship on network television in primetime, when Cain Velasquez defends his title against Junior Dos Santos.
The biggest change has been the way today's mixed martial artists train. Back in 1993, there was no such thing as a camp that taught all aspects of the sport. The fighters of yesteryear were disciplined in one area and that was it. Today, we are treated to the new evolution of mixed martial arts each and every time Jones steps into the ring.
With the good always comes the bad and that's what I am here to discuss today. Let's take a look at the fighters on this card who may be in danger of losing their job should they lose on Saturday night.
So sit back and enjoy the pay-per-view Saturday night. Watch as Jones attempts to defend his title for the first time with an arsenal that is athletic, intelligent and devastating. For one minute, if you will, think back to the sacrifices the fighters have made and all of the hard work Dana White and company has put into bringing us the absolute most entertaining show in the world.