Quinton Jackson out for undetermined period due to knee surgery

After two weeks of talking trash about the UFC, former light heavyweight champion Quinton Jackson seemingly got his wish in the promise of a contractual release after his next fight with the added bonus of a chance to avenge his past loss to Mauricio Rua. However, two things “Rampage” failed to mention on Twitter during his online assault pertained to his problematic knees and the possibility of going under the knife to fix them.

Jackson saved that nugget of information until Thursday where he again took to the social networking site, this time writing his bout with the Brazilian would have to wait while he got surgery on both of his knees. No specifics beyond that were offered in terms of the procedure or required period of recovery though “Rampage” did state one had been hurt against Jon Jones and the other in training.

“I heal fast (so) don’t trip,” said Jackson, assuring fans he planned to make his way back to the Octagon sooner than later. The circumstances certainly didn’t appear to bring the popular pugilist’s spirits down, as later in the evening he mentioned being “buzzed” and heading to a club in Los Angeles.

With no date set for Jackson-Rua II, nor knowledge of the 33-year old’s actual prognosis, it’s impossible to know exactly how the planned rematch will be affected. The two 205ers first fought in PRIDE with “Shogun” picking up a TKO win in the first five minutes of action.

PHOTO CREDIT – LEXANI TIRES/UFC

17 COMMENTS
  • Rece Rock says:

    “I heal fast (so) don’t trip,” said Jackson…
    Yeah and with the TRT you should really be feeling “25 again” sooner then later…

    Oh Rampage you so crazy.

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  • Niv says:

    This whole TRT thing is straight up bullshit. What’s going on in a 33 year old athlete that can possibly have him qualify for TRT?

    If I was Shogun I’d be pissed that everybody they throw at me is legally doping. I don’t get how anyone can justify TRT as legal for athletic competition?

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  • MMA-LOGIC says:

    TRT is cheating for most that take it imo. To be honest if you need it to compete, imo you just cant. Its a loophole that needs to be closed.
    Having said that, I believe that the majority of top MMA fighters use a little something something anyway.

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  • adamsfamily says:

    isnt it great that top guys – who can afford the time off ‘need some surgery’.

    Matt hughes said it years ago, you always go into a fight injured to some degree, just like if you are self employed you have to work injured or sick.

    but if the company is still engaged in promoting you, throw in medical insurance and 6 months for a fight build up to a top opponent – quick! need some surgery just to make sure.

    Remember when ed herman came out to fight afterthat round his knee was shredded – i gather that definitely needed fixing.

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  • Lord Faust says:

    Rampage is starting to sound like the guards in Skyrim.

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  • Angry Mike says:

    Bad knees would explain why he didn’t make weight in Japan. Rua’s had plenty of those problems, too. Makes you wonder if that fight will ever happen.

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  • climbarock says:

    The Rampage drama is getting tiring. Just cut the bum. He asked to be released, the UFC should oblige him.

    Logic, I’m with you on the TRT. Just ban it, the whole thing is a farce.

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  • Lord Faust says:

    Also onboard with the TRT hate.

    It’s pretty ridiculous that Nick Diaz has to fight a suspension due to finding 50 nanograms (i.e. fifty BILLIONTHS of a gram) of THC residue. Meanwhile, a guy like Rampage can have his doctor prescribe “age maintenance” and it’s all fine.

    Such a crock of shit.

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  • MCM says:

    Awww, Waampage has a boo boo.
    This guy is worse than Tito with all the excuses he comes up with. At least Tito showed up and fought and saved his bitching till after it was all said and done. This pansy complains before, during and after the fight.

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  • AlphaOmega says:

    I figure he’s going to milk this whole surgery thing and then bitch when the ufc doesn’t make a big deal of it by mentioning it all the time

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  • Lord Faust says:

    And the UFC can respond “we know you needed surgery – we fucking paid for it”.

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  • Brendhan Conlan says:

    I think what we’re forgetting here is that, while the Rua rematch may now be on hold, Jackson has retained his ability to dougie at the club. WHEW! Glad his knees aren’t THAT messed up!

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  • Lord Faust says:

    *clicks imaginary Thumbs Up on Brendhan’s post*

    If Shogun comes out to “Careful with that Mic” by Clutch then the fight doesn’t even matter.

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  • AlphaOmega says:

    I made the same comment, kinda minus the dougie part, to my friend Brendhan

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  • AlphaOmega says:

    And now Rampage tweeted that anyone who thinks he sucks or has a problem with him should come to his gym, sign a waiver, and fight him

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  • Lord Faust says:

    Good ‘ol Rampage.

    $250,000+ isn’t enough to lose to Ryan Bader. Will fight guys on the Internet for free.

    Stunningly tight logic.

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  • Lord Faust says:

    My final thoughts on the subject: image link

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