Quinton “Rampage” Jackson has been saying several things lately. Right after his loss to Current UFC Light Heavy weight champion John Jones, Rampage said he wanted to fight Shogan Rua, then he changed his mind and decided he wants to fight Forrest Griffin. He also said that he wants to leave MMA and return to boxing.
First, after losing to the most dangerous fighter in the division, I don’t believe I would be calling out anyone, let alone the second most dangerous fighter in the division. I think I would do what I normally do when I loose a fight, go home, take a hand full of ibuprofen and watch reruns of NewsRadio on Netflix.
Second, I really would like to see Rampage fight Griffin. These guys are funny by themselves, but they are even funnier when they are together. “I’ll fight Forrest in Japan, me and Forrest just lost, put two losers in there together,” is what he told interviewers. Come on…that’s funny.
Thirdly (is that a word?), its sad that Rampage feels he is done with MMA, but his reasons for leaving are even funnier. He says he’s tired of all of the ground fighting in MMA, and would rather stand with his opponents. He feels that people who go straight to grappling are scared of him. “I hate fighting people who are scared. When you fight somebody who is scared you never know what they’re going to do. They turn and run.” I get tired of people who get scared and tap me out too. He continues, “That’s why I’m gonna go to boxing. I’m gonna try boxing because they’ve got to stand with you. If I get knocked out I don’t care because at least it’s a fight.”Yeah, none of that gay grappling. I don’t know if a little more brain damage is what Rampage needs right now of course a study published in the Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, it was found that athletes who lost more than four percent of their body mass before a match showed “significantly higher levels of confusion on the day of the competition.”