Rampage Jackson: Fighting "King Mo" Lawal in Strikeforce is a step down from where I'm sittingPosted on January 11, 2012, 12:38 PM by Joey Santosus
While making an appearance on HDNet's "Inside MMA," former UFC Light Heavyweight Champion, Quinton "Rampage" Jackson, responds to a recent challenge extended by Strikeforce 205'er, Muhammed "King Mo" Lawal. Jackson says that he finds Lawal's suggestion that he move to Strikeforce humorous, insisting that, from where he's sitting, that would be a "step down" in his MMA career. Photo: Francis Specker
"It's funny that he even has to talk about me after his fight, and say I should move down to Strikeforce to fight him. I'm sorry, but from where I'm sitting, that's a step down. Why would I want to step down to Strikeforce and fight him, when I'm fighting in the biggest organization in the world? Evidently, somebody asked him a question, because I can tell that they've been reading what he's been saying on Twitter. Like, out of nowhere, he'll just tweet some random stuff.
I wasn't impressed with Mo's fight at all. Yeah, he beat some guy, he knocked some guy out on the ground, but the guy has no wrestling experience at all. I can look at Mo, I'm a fighter, I can tell he was getting tired. If homeboy wouldn't have tapped then, and they had went to the next round, homeboy probably would have come back - because, Mo looked like he was getting tired. I don't think Mo has been in the cage with the best in the world. Even if I'm a 'bum' now, because I lost a fight against Jon Jones, probably one of the best Light Heavyweights in my weight class right now. He can say that all he wants, but that guy has never fought anybody close to the caliber of fighters that I've fought."