Disgruntled UFC light heavyweight Quinton Jackson hasn’t changed his tune on how anxious he is to test free agency, cutting ties with the world’s foremost MMA promotion after one more bout. The match-up in question was supposed to have taken place last month with Glover Teixeira serving as an opponent, though “Rampage” never saw the fight materialize after being forced to withdraw due to injury.
However, Jackson has recovered to the point he’s ready to start training again, and when news broke that Chael Sonnen was out of a December 29 go at Forrest Griffin, the 34-year old saw what he felt was a great opportunity to settle an old score.
“Forrest’s opponent pulled out. Why not just go fight Forrest? I don’t care. I’ll fight Forrest and I’ll still fight Glover later,” said an angry Jackson to MiddleEasy when asked about being passed over in favor of Phil Davis. “Everyone knows I’ve been gunning for Forrest, because anyone who knows MMA, anyone who’s got a true heart, a real heart, and not a bigot, they know I won that fight.”
Griffin outpointed Jackson in mildly controversial decision to win the belt in a 2008 title-tilt and “Rampage” has been out for revenge ever since. Now, with Griffin booked and Teixeira out for up to six months with an injury, Jackson isn’t sure what his next move is and admits there is only one thing that will bring a smile to his face regarding his future.
“Leaving the UFC would make me happy. I don’t think there’s anything they can do to fix that,” grumbled Jackson.
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