Former UFC light heavyweight champion Quinton “Rampage” Jackson has worked hard inside the training room to get back to 100-percent. After being forced to cancel a planned meeting with Glover Teixiera last year, Jackson is now set to face the Brazilian at UFC on Fox: Johnson vs. Dodson.
The bout will take the co-main event slot for Saturday’s card from Chicago, and could also be the final fight Jackson ever has inside the Octagon. His contract expires following the contest, and “Rampage” has made it clear he plans to test the free agent waters.
“My true fans know I don’t make excuses even though I’ve got excuses for every one of my losses,” said Jackson, during a recent appearance on UFC Tonight. “They could tell I was truly injured (before Jackson lost to Ryan Bader in early 2012). I should have got surgery, but I decided to get it after the last fight. I can tell them I’ve trained really hard and I’m 100-percent going into this fight. My last injury won’t give me any problems in this fight at all. They’re going to see me on Saturday giving 100-percent.”
Jackson has dropped his last two fights overall, falling to Bader and UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones. He is 32-10 in his career.