Former UFC light heavyweight champion Quinton “Rampage” Jackson has been seeking a rematch with Forrest Griffin since dropping the belt to him in 2008. So, with Jackson not currently scheduled to face anyone, and Griffin in need of an opponent, “Rampage” thought it made sense.
Instead, the UFC went with Phil Davis for Griffin at UFC 155: Dos Santos vs. Velasquez II this December. Jackson, who has one final fight on his UFC contract, was asked his opinion on UFC matchmaker Joe Silva during a recent appearance on Inside MMA.
“This is why I’m leaving the UFC,” Jackson said. “I don’t understand what Joe Silva’s doing. The guy can’t match shoes. What is he thinking? Give me Forrest. Everybody wants that.”
Jackson remarked that the planned Davis-Griffin bout is “going to be a boring fight, no disrespect to anybody, but it’s going to be a boring fight.”
As for his future, “Rampage” still is open to facing Glover Teixeira. The two were set to meet earlier this month before a training injury knocked Jackson out of the fight.