Former UFC light heavyweight champion Quinton “Rampage” Jackson was a very subdued fighter during a post-fight interview on Fuel TV Saturday night following his loss to Glover Teixeira at UFC on Fox: Johnson vs. Dodson.
Jackson, who suffered his third consecutive loss, was never able to gain momentum against Teixeira. The three-fight losing skid is the first of Jackson’s career, and has him looking deep inside for the drive to compete.
“I think I just have to look at my reality and see,” Jackson said. “The game has changed. Maybe I can be one of those mid-range fighters who are exciting for the fans. I don’t know if I can compete with the top guys anymore. Maybe I can come back if I get my mind right.”
Jackson, however, made sure to let everyone know he isn’t retiring, adding, “I’ll fight again. I might try boxing. It’s still in my heart to fight.”
This was the final fight on Jackson’s UFC contract. He has expressed his disinterest in working with the promotion going forward.