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Rampage Jackson On Fighting Rashad Evans At UFC 114: “This Will Be A Nice Warm Up Fight For Shogun”

Quinton ‘Rampage’ Jackson talks about his UFC comeback after taking off a little over a year.  Rampage took off due to a movie he was working on where he’ll be playing as B.A. Baracus in the upcoming A-Team film.

His future MMA goals start out with defeating Rashad Evans at UFC 114, which will serve as his “warm-up bout” in preparation for a UFC light heavyweight title fight against Mauricio ‘Shogun’ Rua.  Rampage plans on seeking vengeance against Rua after losing to him back in April of 2005 for PrideFC.  He’d like to finalize his goals by acquiring a rematch fight against Forrest Griffin, a controversial match he lost back at UFC 86.

There seems to be a very busy agenda ahead for Rampage and we’ll see how much of it he’ll be able to accomplish.

“I want to go get Rashad. Nice warm-up fight, kick his ass. Fight Shogun, redeem myself for my sleep, for my mind. Then go and beat the hell out of Forrest, retire him…. I feel like fighting Rashad is a step backwards, because he doesn’t have the belt anymore. But if things go right, this will be a nice warm-up fight for Shogun. If everything works out it will be nice. Everybody knows I took time off, it would be stupid to go right into a title fight with Shogun so this will be a good test for me. If I lose to Rashad I don’t even deserve to get my belt back!”

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