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2/27/12 3:01 PM
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As a young fighter in PRIDE, former light heavyweight champion Quinton Jackson developed a reputation for dishing out damage with an arsenal of brutal slams, none more infamous than his power-bomb finish of Ricardo Arona.


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However, when it came to his bout against Ryan Bader this past weekend at UFC 144, few believed Jackson could channel the “Rampage” of old and wow the Japanese fans with another highlight reel slam given Bader’s accomplishments as an amateur wrestler.

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Midway through the second round Jackson proved his critics wrong, scooping Bader up against the fence and slamming him down face-first to the mat. While Bader never lost consciousness the impact clearly injured him, something he openly admitted to in an interview with the UFC shortly after making his way backstage.


“I knew he was waiting for something," said Bader. "Because he was a little too relaxed right there with his head. He was just waiting for me to knee the head and he caught my leg. He’s a strong dude so he picked me up and slammed me right on my head, and I was out of it, honestly, for a little bit. But I recovered and that’s what it’s about, just staying in there and battling, and that’s what happened.”

“This is my favorite win of all time. Coming in and winning the Ultimate Fighter, it’s not really in the UFC. You start over right when you get in the UFC. That’s what I learned, real quick. I had a couple of losses last year. Starting this year off right so getting a win over “Rampage”…he just fought for the title, Top 5 in the division…so I couldn’t have asked for more.”

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2/27/12 3:02 PM
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 first?
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yeah idk if rampage is top 5
2/27/12 3:06 PM
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I thought his elbow snapped
2/27/12 3:10 PM
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CHAUNCH - yeah idk if rampage is top 5
id say he is number 5
 
2/27/12 3:29 PM
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there are a lot of ufc lhws that would have beaten rampage last saturday imo
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When I saw Bader get wobbly and Rampage not follow up, I just about blew a gasket. Sucks to see Rampage lose that killer instinct. Phone Post
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Lucky for Bader his arm didn't get wrecked or his neck. Reaching for the ground like that is dangerous.
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 how was that not an illegal spike?
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KevinMcAllister -  When I saw Bader get wobbly and Rampage not follow up, I just about blew a gasket. Sucks to see Rampage lose that killer instinct. Phone Post

 me and you both

it looked like he was about to start unloading but just said fuck it
Me and you two


If rampage would get his shit together and train seriously he would be a lot better than he did. He is starting to remind me of Bj pen he has to many yes men around, he needs to change things up and switch trainers and gym! Phone Post
2/27/12 3:53 PM
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Well if Bader had stayed tucked it wouldn't have been a spike at all. Rampage looked like he was going for a body slam and Bader reached for the ground. Not Rampage's fault.
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KevinMcAllister -  When I saw Bader get wobbly and Rampage not follow up, I just about blew a gasket. Sucks to see Rampage lose that killer instinct. Phone Post

 me and you both

it looked like he was about to start unloading but just said fuck it
This. He has been doing this shit since the Forrest fight. Gets someone in trouble and just chills. Did it against rashad, jardine. He refuses to swarm anyone. Very frustrating. Phone Post
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dc1000 -  how was that not an illegal spike?


If you watch from some of the other angles it's a little bit more clear, but Bader actually puts himself in trouble by twisting his body to post his arm (and hence leaving his neck out) instead of just holding on to Rampage. This is a big no-no and I'm surprised he didn't fuck up his arm.
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dc1000 -  how was that not an illegal spike?


If you watch from some of the other angles it's a little bit more clear, but Bader actually puts himself in trouble by twisting his body to post his arm (and hence leaving his neck out) instead of just holding on to Rampage. This is a big no-no and I'm surprised he didn't fuck up his arm.
I doubt Bader gets slammed very often in training and probably didn't know how to land correctly Phone Post
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dc1000 -  how was that not an illegal spike?


If you watch from some of the other angles it's a little bit more clear, but Bader actually puts himself in trouble by twisting his body to post his arm (and hence leaving his neck out) instead of just holding on to Rampage. This is a big no-no and I'm surprised he didn't fuck up his arm.
I doubt Bader gets slammed very often in training and probably didn't know how to land correctly <img src="/images/phone/apple.png" alt="Phone Post" border="0" style="vertical-align:middle;"/>


Should still have some experience with not posting due to his wrestling/grappling training, I would think.
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Fuck off with that shit! Phone Post
2/27/12 5:19 PM
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Rampage is...just a name. He hasn't been relevant for years. Because he's a "name", fans think he still has a chance at greatness. It's over. Long over. Sad but true. Too bad, he was a great fighter once and young enough to still be a great fighter. He just doesn't have drive, hunger... just .... $$$$
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Still no idea how he didn't rip his shoulder in half Phone Post
2/27/12 5:41 PM
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Not rampages fault at all , but man that had the potential to be dangerous
2/27/12 5:59 PM
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CHAUNCH - yeah idk if rampage is top 5
id say he is number 5
 

 was. he WAS top 5. :-)
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Shit body slam, like in wrestling where you can't get the guy up. Just fell weird.
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I enjoyed the slam. Felt like old times.
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crunchysavior: "If you watch from some of the other angles it's a little bit more clear, but Bader actually puts himself in trouble by twisting his body to post his arm (and hence leaving his neck out) instead of just holding on to Rampage. This is a big no-no and I'm surprised he didn't fuck up his arm. "<br /><br />I agree entirely. Bader should have tucked in and allowed himself to land on his back rather than his arm, neck and shoulders.
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 had that slam ended in grotesque injury there'd have probably been a rule change.  i think it'll happen one day, hope i'm wrong
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BigWilliam - Well if Bader had stayed tucked it wouldn't have been a spike at all. Rampage looked like he was going for a body slam and Bader reached for the ground. Not Rampage's fault.
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