Former UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Quinton “Rampage” Jackson will face fellow former champion Lyoto “The Dragon” Machida later this month in a bout that will propel one fighter into or very near a title shot. Despite the serious implications of the bout, “Rampage” is having a hard time getting excited at the prospect of facing Machida; a fighter he deemed “boring” during a recent appearance on The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson.
“I’ve watched tapes of him fight. I can’t stay up. He’s so boring I go to sleep, man,” Jackson said of preparing to face Machida. “It’s hard. No disrespect, but he has an awkward style. He does karate. He knows MMA, but he stands like eight feet way. He holds the record for being punched the least because he stands so far away you can’t hit him.”
“Rampage” and Machida are scheduled to face off on the 20th of this month in the main event of UFC 123: Rampage vs. Machida which will be going down at the Palace of Auburn Hills in Auburn Hills, Michigan. The card will also feature a welterweight rubber match between former champions BJ Penn and Matt Hughes.
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