Quinton “Rampage” Jackson Focused on “Destroying Glover Teixeira”

October 23, 2012
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Quinton 'Rampage' JacksonQuinton “Rampage” Jackson may be approaching his final fight in the UFC, but he’s definitely taking it seriously.

In the past, Jackson has been accused of taking a somewhat lackadaisical approach to training, and even he has admitted that it’s not easy to get up every day and head to the gym for several hours.

Following his last fight in Japan however, Jackson says he learned a valuable lesson about listening to his body about when to compete and when not to compete, and it’s made him better as he moves forward in his career.

“Me losing my last fight due to an injury to such a weak opponent like Ryan Bader, I’ve got excuses for every loss I have, but you could tell I was injured,” Jackson told Inside MMA on Monday.

“But me losing to a guy like Ryan Bader has really lit a fire up under my ass. Now I’m staying in shape, I’m training all the time.”

A dislocated ankle kept Jackson from facing Glover Teixeira at UFC 153 in Brazil, and that was a clear case of the former UFC champion deciding to worry about health more than stepping into the cage for a fight.

“I’m not fighting injured no more,” said Jackson.

Now healthy again, Jackson has been training non-stop as he awaits word on a date for his next, and possibly final fight, in the UFC against Teixiera. It’s a fight that Jackson wants desperately, and he wants to serve notice that “Rampage” isn’t done just yet.

Jackson has been none too quiet about his desire to test free agency after his next fight in the UFC is over, and while he’s not bashing them as a company, he wants to see what other opportunities exist for him as a fighter and performer.

“I want to see what else is out there, I want to see if the grass is greener on the other side. I want to see. This is the last fight on my contract and I’m going to destroy Glover. My main focus is destroying Glover Teixeira,” said Jackson.

“UFC is a great company, I just don’t feel they are doing great things for me.”

Check out the rest of the interview with “Rampage” Jackson below where he also addresses Chael Sonnen‘s recent placement as TUF 17 coach against Jon Jones:

  • bajafox

    Don’t let the door hit you on the way out

  • Anthony Lopez

    I think Glover might seriously hurt Rampage when this fight finally happens

    • onehitwonder

      i wonder if Rampage will stand with Glover or try to take him down, i don’t think this will make it past the first round.

  • Dr.Damon Marcus

    Rampage is going to get wrecked!!

  • bkyguy78

    Funny how you can take these exact same “Rampage-isms” and plug them into any year in the last three, and they are exactly the same, almost word for word.

  • shakejunt

    why is he trashing bader? injury or not, he lost. nobody is ever 100% for a fight and trying to save face after the fight is childish at best. rampage is fun to watch, but annoying to listen to, and i look forward to not having to do so anymore.

  • adam1848

    If the Rampage who dominated Hendo and knocked Wandi out cold shows up, this fight might not be as one sided as some people think. If the Rampage who fought Forrest and Bader shows up, he will end up battered. He’s just one of those guys…you never know who is going to show up. Plus, after that last fight, I’m not sure Glover’s chin is as strong as Rampage’s. Could be an interesting match up. I’d pay to see it, but not as a main event.

  • King

    Glover did not look that Great last time
    He is never a Cigano sized striker

  • Brandon

    Jackson is a punk he dont take anything serious! His last good fight was against Dan n how long has that been!? He aint the same fighter he was in pride he is jus taking up a place on the roster as far as im concerned! I hope glover murders him! Bye bye

  • I only saw glovers last fight and yea he hits hard… But seriously don’t see why he is getting so much hype… I this if rampage comes ready to fight he will ko glover before the 2nd

  • dathump

    With this being Rampage’s last fight on his contract, and his attitude towards the UFC changing, the old pride rampage may show up. I think he will want to put on a great performance to help keep his options open. He has also been ba shingSonnen as of late (can’t blame him) which makes me think he now wants to stick around. and a poor performance won’t help him do that. but again with rampage its a wait and see.