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Quinton Jackson still haunted by loss to Forrest Griffin

Iconic light heavyweight Quinton Jackson has made it clear there are only two opponents on his radar at the moment – Mauricio Rua and Forrest Griffin. Though both men hold past wins over him, only one of the two stumbles still bothers the 33-year old to this day.

Jackson’s loss to Griffin cost him the UFC light heavyweight championship and also involved a good deal of controversy as many felt “Rampage” had done enough to retain the belt.

“I really, really wanna pay Forrest back. Forrest was the last guy I took lightly. I just didn’t think he could beat me at all. I still don’t think he beat me, honestly. If I lose a fight I’m the first one to say I lost. I seriously don’t think he beat me,” said the 32-10 Jackson on last week’s episode of Inside MMA. “That fight still haunts me. I really wanna destroy Forrest.”

The outspoken 205er remains sidelined at the moment, poised to get surgery on both of his knees though no actual timeframe has been mentioned in terms of his return to the ring. In the interview with Inside MMA he also made it clear he is 100% done with the UFC after finishing out his contract with one more fight, expressing displeasure over the way fans have treated him as well as the matchmaking process pairing him against “cowards” who “hump you and la down on top of you the whole time.”