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Video: Rampage Says He’s Fighting Rashad Because Of Machida’s English

Quinton “Rampage” Jackson talked to Fighter’s Only Magazine about his upcoming bout with Rashad Evans at UFC 115. During the interview, Rampage suggests that Evans only became a coach on The Ultimate Fighter because Lyoto Machida’s “English wasn’t good,” and that facing Evans is a warm-up for Shogun.

“I feel like fighting Rashad is a step backwards, because he doesn’t have the belt anymore,” said Rampage. “But if things go right, this will be a nice warm-up fight for Shogun. If everything works out it will be nice.

“Everybody knows I took time off, it would be stupid to go right into a title fight with Shogun so this will be a good test for me.”

Rampage also looks back at his fight with reigning UFC light-heavyweight champion Mauricio “Shogun” Rua and explains that an injury caused him not to train properly for the bout.

You can watch Rampage’s bout with Shogun by clicking here. You can watch the full interview with Rampage below: