UFC superstar Quinton “Rampage” Jackson had some unflattering remarks for current UFC light heavyweight champion Rashad Evans in a recent interview with Fight Hype. Jackson was originally scheduled to face Evans at UFC 96 last month, however Evans bowed out feeling he wouldn’t be ready for it so soon after his December title victory over Forrest Griffin. Jackson went on to face Evan’s teammate Keith Jardine, scoring a unanimous decision victory in the process.
“I did the UFC a favor and fought Jardine because Rashad wouldn’t fight me; that’s why I fought Jardine, because I was supposed to fight Rashad after the fight with Wanderlei. Since Rashad got a big mouth and got in my face, you already know who I want to fight. I’m thinking it might be a boring fight, but what do I know?”
Jackson and Evans were scheduled to face each other again at UFC 98 in May, however this time Jackson had to bow out due to torn ligaments in his jaw that will require surgery and five weeks of no contact. Evans will now face undefeated Lyoto Machida at the event with Jackson facing the winner, likely this fall.
For the full interview at Fight Hype, click here.