It’s no secret that Pride FC veteran and former UFC light heavyweight champion Quinton “Rampage” Jackson has had trouble finding motivation at certain times during his career, he’s made the admission himself.
Even though, in a recent interview with ESPN, he predicted his retirement from the sport in two years and admitted that he doesn’t “fight the same way I used to,” the 33-year-old is primed for his impending match up against Matt Hamill and expects nothing less than to dispatch of “The Hammer” in vintage, “devastating” fashion.
“If Matt Hamill thinks I’ll take him lightly, he’s mistaken this time,” Jackson said recently through UFC.com. “My coach won’t let me take my opponents lightly. I like to finish people. I want a devastating finish. I’m not afraid to do anything. I’m not afraid to fight anybody. I’m gonna try to do to Matt Hamill what I try to do to all my opponents: Whoop his ass. There’s not one doubt in my mind that I can whoop Matt Hamill.”
Sporting a record of 31-8, Jackson will be looking to build on the momentum he generated last November with a split decision win over Lyoto Machida when he meets Hamill in the recently-promoted main event bout of UFC 130, which is scheduled for May 28 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.