Quinton ‘Rampage’ Jackson says time off from fighting in the Octagon will not be a factor when he finally steps in the cage to face his rival Rashad Evans in a light-heavyweight battle that has been brewing since an in-cage face-off at UFC 96 following Jackson’s win over Keith Jardine.
“I am a fighter, for real. I have taken time off before and come back and did a good job. Its all about what is in you. I ain’t worried about how many fights he got, I have beat people that fought every month while I didn’t fight in years. I have beat people who have way more experience than I do. Its all about what is in you, and Rashad talks too much. Its in me to whup up on him. Its in me,” he said.
The two built up serious animosity on The Ultimate Fighter season ten, verbally taunting each other daily and squaring off more than once during filming. But has the passage of time and a prolonged absence from Evans’ company taken the edge off the trash talk that so annoyed Jackson on the show?
“Those words he said on The Ultimate Fighter show are still around, I still got to hear it when fans bring it up all the time… The time is going to come, he is going to get his. I am going to test his chin because he has got no chin. A guy with a big mouth like that, and he ain’t got a chin. Its ironic,” Rampage smiled.
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