Lance Gibson: 'I'm bringing back the old Rampage'

by Mike Chiappetta | source:

Lance Gibson has been with Quinton "Rampage" Jackson as a striking coach through two training camps.

"The difference between last camp and this one is apples and oranges," Gibson told MMA Fighting. "His mentality, everything is superb. He's having more fun, you notice he's smiling more. He's enjoying himself. He trained really hard for this fight and he's excited to show it."

"I'm bringing back the old Rampage, but new and improved plus more," Gibson said. "The guy with takedowns, slams, punches, kicks. The man's got vicious kicks and elbows, and nobody's seen it yet because he had a manager and trainer who was just a boxer, and he got him in that state of mind. But now he's ready to go."

"Pretty much you've got to be the predator and make him the prey. I've watched Lyoto for years. Great fighter, but I couldn't figure out why people weren't catching him. Obviously Shogun [Rua] did. It's there, but people have been mystified by that little bit of awkward movement he uses. Don't focus on what he does. Do whatever you're going to do. That's what we focus on."

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maxmain site profile image  

11/19/10 11:14 PM by maxmain

[quote]Sagiv Lapkin -  This one? [/quote]  or maybe this one?

asbury site profile image  

11/19/10 10:56 PM by asbury

rampage isnt going back to his pride days. i dont think his head is even in the game anymore. id be shocked if he was training much.if the hollywood thing never happened, and he was back with juanito, then maybe id give him a chance in this fight.

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11/19/10 9:40 PM by Majic Sam

Jason Fairn once got mad doggy with me in downtown Van,years back,cuz I noticed him passing on the street,but I did a double take,cuz he had perscription glasses on.So did Michael McDonald (K-I,not Doobie Bros.),on the same block,actually,but no glasses...he just be crazy and unusual.

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11/19/10 1:48 PM by TheKidAintMine

LOL...holy fuck, Jason Fairn, that's a name I haven't heard in a while....what is that guy up to? Wasn't he supposedly some bad ass gangster hit man, bodyguard, stunt man, and all around bar star superstar tough guy???

Sagiv Lapkin site profile image  

11/19/10 1:46 PM by Sagiv Lapkin

 This one?

inf0 site profile image  

11/19/10 1:44 PM by inf0

lol @ bringing in this guy as coach.... what, was Jason Fairn busy or something?

Steamfitter site profile image  

11/19/10 1:40 PM by Steamfitter

Training with Gibson is a huge mistake. Rampage is going to get clowned by Machida.

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11/19/10 1:35 PM by X_Rated

 Rampage is a different kind of fighter than Shogun, and Shogun's formula won't work for him. Machida won't just stand in front of him and trade like Wand used to do. Rampage has to close the distance and clinch him up against the cage, something nobody has been able to do so far. Anything other than that game plan is just relying on a puncher's chance IMO 

Forssberg site profile image  

11/19/10 1:33 PM by Forssberg

Also Rampage looks utterly depressed. Has he really been having fun?

Immaculata site profile image  

11/19/10 12:25 PM by Immaculata

I love Rampage, but I got Machida.