Newly motivated, Rampage wants Glover Teixeira fight nextPosted on October 15, 2012, 02:49 PM by Mike Drahota
After being forced to withdraw from his scheduled UFC 153 bout with surging prospect Glover Teixeira, Quinton "Rampage" Jackson has taken to Twitter to reiterate his desire to face Teixeira. Rampage was replaced by Fabio Maldonado on the epic card, who showed great heart but was ultimately destroyed by the skills of Texeira. After his victory, Teixeira stated he stills wants the fight, but only if Rampage shows up motivated and in shape, something he has not done as of recent. Rampage and Dana White both appear to be on board to make this fight happen:
Quinton Jackson (@Rampage4real) October 14, 2012
@rampage4real sounds good bro— Dana White (@danawhite) October 14, 2012
This fight could be absolutely great, but only if the Rampage of old somehow reappears. I would have to think that at this point in time, the stock of Teixeira is rising rapidly making him quite an overwhelming favorite over Rampage, who showed up overweight and slow for his bout with Ryan Bader at UFC 144. He has been noted recently as saying he has found a newfound love for fighting, so this could possibly help his cause. Still, he would be faced with an uphill battle in the highly-motivated Teixeira. What do you think will happen if Dana White schedules this fight in the near future?