Former UFC light heavyweight champion Quinton “Rampage” Jackson defeated a very game Matt Hamill last night at UFC 130, dominating “The Hammer” for the three rounds that their main event bout lasted. Jackson revealed after the fight that he came in with a fractured hand that he injured last winter.
“I hurt my hand in Japan back in December, [around] Christmas,” Jackson stated at the evenings post-fight press conference. “I was drunk and fighting around with my friend. I thought it would heal up.”
UFC President Dana White told Ariel Helwani of MMAFighting that Jackson would likely face UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones next, if his hand injury isn’t too severe. Otherwise, Jones will make his first title defense against Lyoto Machida.
“He’s talking about his hands,” said White. “We’ve got to get his hands looked at. I’m not going to let the guy fight if he’s got bad hands.”
When asked if Machida would face Jones if Rampage was unable to, White replied, “Yeah.”
After last night’s victory, Jackson’s record improves to 32-8. You can watch Helwani’s interview with White below: