Former UFC light heavyweight champion Quinton “Rampage” Jackson has made it clear that he’s looking to reclaim the title he once held, but some still question his drive and motivation.
Teammate and training partner to the howling Tennessean, Michael Bisping recently explained to ESPN UK that the worriers can put their doubts to rest, as he has witnessed Jackson’s work ethic throughout this camp and can only describe it as “crazy.”
“Rampage is training his a** off, he always says he’s not a fan of training, but he’s been doing six hard rounds of sparring. I usually only do three!” Bisping said. “He wants his title back, no disrespect to Matt Hamill because he’s a fantastic fighter but it didn’t initially look like he would put Rampage into immediate contention. Now the fight is definitely happening, Rampage is committed and training really hard. He’ll be able to fight hard for three rounds. He’s focused and on Saturday he’ll kick ass.
“Matt’s a great wrestler and he’ll try to take him down, but Rampage has crazy power, and if he lets his fists fly he’ll knock him out.”
Jackson and Hamill square off tomorrow night in the main event of UFC 130, which is going down at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. Don’t forget to check FightLine.com on the night for our live, ongoing coverage of the event.