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Former UFC light heavyweight champion Quinton “Rampage” Jackson has been very critical of MMA judges in the past. Jackson, who last fought in Japan at UFC 144 against Ryan Bader , has been away from the sport for several months. That, however, doesn’t mean he hasn’t been paying attention to what is going on
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“Rampage” Jackson offers up his take on Ortiz-Griffin III
The resume of light heavyweight fighter Quinton Jackson reads like “who’s who” of MMA. At 32-10, “Rampage” has beaten some of the sport’s all-time greats including Chuck Liddell , Wanderlei Silva , and Dan Henderson , held the UFC championship, and transitioned his popularity into a career earning him millions of dollars. However, according to UFC President Dana White , Jackson could have even exceeded those lofty accomplishments had the 33-year old approached his career differently.
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Dana White sees wasted potential in “Rampage” Jackson
When the MMA community discusses the name Greg Jackson it’s usually in relation to the coach’s reputation as one of the top trainers/corners in the sport. However, one word UFC President Dana White associates with Jackson that few others consider in relation to the sought-after sensei is “businessman”. White recently gave his thoughts on Jackson’s role in the situation surrounding light heavyweights Jon Jones-Rashad Evans (who fight for the divisional title this weekend at UFC 145 ).
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Dana White: “This is the fight business, not the friend business.”
If there’s one flaw fans have seemed to find with otherwise invincible light heavyweight champion Jon Jones it pertains to the perception he is a cocky athlete hiding behind a curtain of humility; that he’s a phony. The criticism first heated up a year ago when former teammate Rashad Evans labeled him along those lines, pointing to Jones’ attitude in camp and desire to fight him despite promising otherwise to his face
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Jon Jones thinks Rashad Evans is “fake, arrogant, selfish, and self-centered”
When you give Chael Sonnen an open mic and allow him to speak his mind you better believe he is going to do just that. While a guest on last night’s episode of MMA Uncensored , Sonnen was asked his opinion on a number of subjects.
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Chael Sonnen calls Quinton Jackson a “crybaby” but still likes him
If you thought popular light heavyweight Quinton Jackson was done taking the UFC to task on Twitter , you thought wrong. “Rampage” was back at it again this morning where he elaborated more on his displeasure with the world’s foremost MMA promotion and gave some insight into what he had planned next. “Let me clear things up for my fans…I’m upset cause I’ve been fighting hurt for a few years now cause I have kids and for ya’ll,” wrote Jackson
The chain of events that will eventually lead us to Atlanta on April 21 and allow the world to witness a battle for the UFC Light Heavyweight Championship between current title holder Jon Jones and former champion Rashad Evans was set in motion long before Jones ever stepped foot inside the Octagon.
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Rashad Evans Out to Right Wrongs at UFC 145
The past few weeks have been one of the more memorable periods for UFC light heavyweight Quinton Jackson , just not for the right reasons. The popular fighter’s strange run began in late February when he came in overweight for a bout against Ryan Bader at UFC 144 .
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Quinton Jackson: “I’m hoping the UFC just lets me go…”
Dan Henderson and Quinton Jackson met inside the Octagon several years ago when the two unified the PRIDE and UFC championships. Jackson claimed victory in the encounter. However, “Hendo” appears to be ahead on the scorecards in a recent war of words
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Dan Henderson fires off shots at Quinton “Rampage” Jackson
There has been one rematch in particular fans of PRIDE have wanted to see for quite some time – Mauricio “Shogun” Rua vs. Quinton “Rampage” Jackson . Back in 2005 the two met in the opening round of the PRIDE Middleweight Grand Prix with Rua scoring a vicious knockout victory over Jackson
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“Shogun” Rua seeking rematch with “Rampage” Jackson down the road