UFC 135: Jones vs. Jackson Press Conference from Denver, ColoradoPosted on July 19, 2011, 12:40 PM by Joey Santosus
UFC President Dana White, alongside Light Heavyweight Champion Jon "Bones" Jones and Quinton "Rampage" Jackson, was in attendance today at Braun's Bar & Grill in Denver for a public UFC 135 Press Conference. The stacked card is set to take place September 24th from the Pepsi Center in Colorado and will be headlined by a 205-pound title clash pitting division champ Jones against former champ Jackson. Also scheduled at this time is a Welterweight showdown between Diego Sanchez and Matt Hughes, as well as a Heavyweight bout between Travis Browne and Rob Broughton.
Below are highlights from todays Press Conference (via MMAMania.com):
Jackson: I'm only 33, you're asking like I'm Randy Couture's decrepted old ass. If ya'll put me in that category. I was younger than (Jon Jones) when I started and I fought in Pride against Wanderlei, Shogun and them. He's the youngest champion but he's also the least experienced champion in UFC history. I want my belt back, I've got tunnel vision.
Jones: I'll give you a replica belt if you want one so bad. I see the fight being a great fight. I'm not looking to knock him out, I'm just looking to finish the fight any way possible. Whether its by TKO, submission or knockout.
Jones: I think I displayed pretty good kickboxing against Shogun. Rampage is like fighting a boxer. If he thinks I won't stand with him he's got the wrong impression.
Jackson: You the future and all that, but you fought Shogun when he was rusty as hell.
Jones: There's always excuses, you didn't fight the Pride Rampage, you fought the movie star Rampage. You got any excuses prepared now?
Jackson: I won't need any.
Photo: Quinton "Rampage" Jackson during a press conference for UFC 86 on July 3, 2008 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Francis Specker.