After his loss to Jon Jones at last Saturday’s event, Quinton “Rampage” Jackson asked for a fight against Mauricio “Shogun” Rua. Rampage, however, was unaware that Rua was already scheduled to fight Dan Henderson at UFC 139.
When asked by fightline.com about who else in the weight class he’d like to fight Jackson had this to say, “Give me a Forrest. I’ll fight Forrest in Japan. Me and Forrest just lost. Put two losers together.”
Nothing official has been announced by the UFC yet. However, if a rematch between Jackson and Forrest were to happen, it would be Rampage walking away with the victory this time.
Forrest Griffin’s desire to fight has been under high scrutiny ever since he posted a blog about not having a drive to fight like he once did.
Many people still believed Griffin had what it takes to compete until his lackluster performance against Shogun Rua at UFC 134 in August.
Jackson, on the other hand, seems to be out to prove that he’s still a fighter. Griffin’s attitude would be his first big problem going into a rematch with Jackson.
As I just stated in the slide before this, Rampage is still very much a fighter and looking to prove it to everyone who’s called him an actor.
Jackson was complimentary of Jones after his loss to the champ, but he was still very much willing to continue his training with Muscle Pharm, and to take on more fights.
Jackson probably doesn’t have another title run in him, but he certainly has a few good fights left and he’d be looking to prove something against Griffin.
“This is the first time I lost a fight, being in this kind of shape,” Jackson told the press after his loss to Jones.
He went on to talk about how extremely confident he was of his conditioning going into his bout with Jones, and how much his wrestling had improved.
Jackson isn’t a guy who’s going to come out against Griffin with a bunch of new tools to fight with, but with his new mentality and training, Rampage would walk right through Griffin.
If this fight happens, you can expect a KO from Rampage Jackson.