Early last week a rumor surfaced that Rampage Jackson was hoping to have a boxing match with Roy Jones Jr., however a few days later Bellator announced a headline MMA bout with Tito Ortiz ruining Rampage's plans:
"When Tito signed, I went, 'Damn – there goes my Roy Jones fight,'" Jackson said on a Monday call with media members in support of the fight. "But I think that the Jones fight will come around eventually after Tito and I fight. If everything goes according to plan, I'm sure the fight is going to to happen because Jones is very interested in fighting me."
Ortiz, whose most recent cage appearance came at UFC 148 in July 2012, joked, "I didn't mean to," when asked about butting Jones out of the way.
"I come here and I fight someone who no one knows, and all of a sudden, people are like, 'Tito's getting a gimme fight,'" Ortiz said. "I don't want no gimme fight. My whole career, I've always fought the top five in the world. I've always tried to be shut down, and sometimes I shut those people up, or I walk away with a close loss. But I always came out and put on a show.
"When I came out here, I didn't want an easy fight."
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