Jon Jones is the phenom. The next big thing. The UFC light heavyweight champion of the world.
Quinton “Rampage” Jackson has been around the block a few times, and Jones’ reputation doesn’t mean a whole lot to him. He doesn’t intend to let it effect his performance when the two square off at UFC 135 on Sept. 24 in Denver.
“I know I’m gonna land something. Even if he takes me down, I’m gonna get back up. I’m not scared of him,” Rampage told MMAWeekly.com recently. “I’ve fought better fighters than him.”
Jones has been so effective in his fights, that he has rarely been tested. In fact, the only loss on his 13-1 record was a disqualification in his bludgeoning of Matt Hamill. Still, Rampage believes he’s got the tools to put Jones into an area he’s never been before… on the defensive.
“He’s gonna be surprised his stuff don’t work. He’s gonna be flabbergasted and get knocked the hell out,” said Rampage. “His cornermen, you need to bring a pillow for him.”