Despite looking in the best shape he’s been in a long time, Quinton “Rampage” Jackson, 32-9 (7-3 in the UFC) became another victim of Jon Jones at UFC 135.
After being picked apart for the better part of three rounds, Jackson was forced to tap after getting caught in a rear naked choke.
Jones became the first person to stop Jackson inside the Octagon.
Although the door may be closed for Rampage to get the UFC title, here are some fights he could take to get right back on track.
Aside from Jon Jones, no one has had as much hype, or success, at such an early part of their career as Phil Davis.
Davis (9-0) is a division one national champion from Penn State. One of Rampage’s strengths is his wrestling defense.
It would be interesting to see if Davis could get Rampage down and keep him there.
Despite being two of MMA's best for a long time, Ortiz and Rampage have never crossed paths.
Ortiz is a former UFC champion who holds the record for most title defenses in the light heavyweight division.
Despite both fighters being past their primes, the trash talk leading up to it could make it very entertaining.
Yes their first fight was not the most memorable thing in the world, but Jackson and Machida have unfinished business.
Machida lost their first fight by a controversial split decision, even Jackson thought he lost the fight.
After losing to Jon Jones, Jackson called out Mauricio “Shogun” Rua.
Rua and Jackson met once in Pride, with Shogun winning by brutal tko.
Since that fight both men have entered the UFC, with both winning the the light heavyweight championship.
Both men have also been criticized for being shells of their former selves.
Rua will face Dan Henderson in his next fight. Win or lose, it would be interesting if Rua and Jackson meet once again when the UFC goes to Japan next year.