Quinton Jackson may be 44, but “Rampage” still thinks he still has a few tank fights left in various combat sports.
Jackson’s last fight was a terrible first-round TKO loss to Fedor Emelianenko in 2019 where he showed up to Japan overweight and under-motivated. “Rampage” would later blame his form and performance on hypothyroidism medication, but that excuse didn’t calm things down with Bellator, who footed the bill for the Fedor fight.
“I probably won’t be going back to Bellator, I don’t think Bellator wants to have anything to do with me after my last fight,” Jackson said during a lengthy interview on YouTube channel No Jumper. “My last fight was a flop. It was really bad. it was the last fight of my contract, and I don’t think they would take me back.
Now, “Rampage” is done fighting the Fedors of the world and is more interested in specific matches against opponents he has a history with.
“I’d like to do grudge matches, since I’m old and all that,” he said. “There’s a couple guys I owe ass kicks,” Jackson noted. “On the one hand, Wanderlei (Silva). Me and him, we fought four times. We are 2-2. I would like boxers or something different. Even the score. Then Marvin Eastman, I owe him a rubber match. We are 1-1. And a guy from The Ultimate Fighter, Darrill Schoonover. The guy I gave the nickname “Titties”. He hates me.”
“And I feel a little bad, because young kids think it’s bullying when you make fun of someone,” he added. “When I was growing up, bullying was when you hit someone and take their lunch money or something. But now bullying is when you make fun of someone’s shoes. And so people… I called her ‘Titties.’ But he was the one who started it all, he laughed at me. I was just funnier. I like joking. »
Schoonover was a 10-0 heavyweight on The Ultimate Fighter Season 10 in 2009, and is best known for being Jackson’s verbal punching bag throughout the run. He would eventually lose TUF and string together four losses before turning the tide and winning four fights, including one against former UFC title contender Paul Buentello.
He hasn’t fought since 2015, and the last time he used Twitter was in 2016 to retweet another interview where “Rampage” claimed he wanted to fight. We suppose he got tired of waiting?
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