Former UFC light heavyweight champion Quinton “Rampage” Jackson (36-11) is fresh off a win over Fabio Maldonado by unanimous decision at the UFC 186 event and is now looking for his next opponent.
Jackson is not waiting on UFC matchmakers to make a new bout for him as he has his what could be next victim right in his sights.
He continues to call out former UFC light heavyweight champion Mauricio “Shogun” Rua (22-10 MMA, 6-8 UFC).
The two fought back in the Pride days in 2005. Jackson had beaten Shogun’s younger brother Murilo in a split decision the same year, and a rampant Rua came out firing and won with a brutal TKO by soccer kicks.
Jackson wrote the following on his Instagram account:
Nothing but respect [email protected] but this is one rematch I need,as soon as I’m over this Bellator BS lets get it popping. It’s not gonna be like the last time we fought. I was very embarrassed about that fight,this fight will make up for that one. Thanks for accepting my rematch,let’s hope Dana makes it happen. #justice
Nothing but respect for @shogunoficial but this is one rematch I need,as soon as I'm over this Bellator BS lets get it popping. It's not gonna be like the last time we fought. I was very embarrassed about that fight,this fight will make up for that one. Thanks for accepting my rematch,let's hope Dana makes it happen. #justice
Rua is coming off a win on Saturday night at UFC 190 over Antonio Rogerio Nogueira via unanimous decision.
It should be mentioned that Jackson has one problem that is in his way. Jackson remains under a general injunction after a judge ruled against a motion to dismiss and there’s no timetable on the case.
Now, it’s time to set back and see if Jackson gets cleared to fight for the UFC by the judge and if the UFC will book a rubber match between the two “greats.”