Rashad Evans Says He’d Highlight Reel KO Rampage Jackson in a Rematch

April 28, 2015
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Former light heavyweight champion Quinton “Rampage” Jackson returned to the UFC on Saturday in the co-main event of UFC 186: Johnson vs. Horiguchi and defeated twelfth-ranked Fabio Maldonado by unanimous decision.

During the pay-per-view event’s post-fight press conference at the Bell Centre, Jackson explained that his future intentions are to avenge his previous losses, including his decision defeat to Rashad Evans.

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Prior to knowing Jackson’s motivations, Evans said that he’d welcome a rematch with the 36-year-old and knock out Jackson in a rematch if he showed up in the same form that he was in against Maldonado.

Rashad Evans 478x270“I definitely would give Rampage a rematch. That’s a fight I would really like to have,” said Evans during the UFC 186 Post Show on Fox Sports 1.

“He came out there and kind of looked alright. He had little things going on, so I’ll give him the benefit of the doubt,” Evans added. “But I tell you what, if that Rampage gets in front of me, I’m going to highlight-reel knockout him.”

Evans defeated Jackson by unanimous decision at UFC 114 in May 2010 after coaching opposite him in the tenth season of The Ultimate Fighter.

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    I believe it but is he still fighting?

  • KJK

    I have to wonder if Greg Jackson wishes he would have stuck with Evans instead of backing Jones? Rashad beats Rampage pretty easily IMO.

    • sheep2012

      I believe a focused rampage with a proper training camp without needing to cut too much weight in too little time, might stand a chance against rashad.

  • Groinkick

    Rashad has the power, and skills… If only he had the attitude of a Chuck Liddell, or Wanderlei Silva when inside the octagon. He’d be a monster.

  • Jordan

    No reason for Evans vs Jackson to ever happen again

  • Then, after you knock out Jackson, you should rematch MACHIDA! You remember him right? That guy that put your lights out Rashad?

  • Danasdaddy

    Since Rashad only fights once a year I’d like it to be against a good fighter. Evans is the antiCerrone of MMA. Dominic Cruz is more active than Rashad!