Chael Sonnen: If Rampage Jackson wants to fight, I acceptPosted on July 20, 2012, 12:39 PM by Anton Gurevich
Two-time UFC Middleweight title challenger, Chael Sonnen, continued his verbal scuffle with Quinton "Rampage" Jackson. This time Sonnen accepted Jackson's challenge, stating that he would be more than happy to test his skills against the former UFC Light Heavyweight champ. Here's what Chael Sonnen had to say on Spike TV's MMA Uncensored Live:
"If stupidity was a disease that was treatable by medicine, 'Rampage' would be the ifrst one in line at the pharmacy, every morning. If 'Rampage' wants to fight with me, let's fight! But, the reality is, he's on a two-fight losing streak, he can't make weight, nobody cares about him, he doesn't keep his word, and he's out of the company in a matter of months. If he wants to fight, I accept." - via MMA.tv
While Jackson never directly challenged Chael Sonnen for a fight, there's no doubt that such intriguing trash-talking match-up has every required attribute to become a PPV blockbuster.
Sonnen stated on numerous occasions that he may be interested in moving up to Light Heavyweight, with sights on challenging Jon Jones (or Dan Henderson) for his title. However, if Henderson is victorious against Jones in September, it is very unlikely that Sonnen will step inside the Octagon to face his mentor, despite the fact that the Oregonian not once criticized teammates for not fighting each other.
Chael Sonnen aside, Quinton Jackson is currently scheduled to face Glover Teixeira in the co-main event of UFC 153 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. This will be Jackson's last fight on his current contract with the UFC.
Blast from the past - here's an video interview with Chael Sonnen from two years ago, talking smack about Rampage Jackson