Jackson’s time in the UFC ended on a sour note after falling out with upper-management. Of course, the way he went about his final few fights in the organization was just as much a reason to leave a look of disgust on fans’ faces prior to Jackson’s departure. From complaining about superior wrestlers “humping” him on the ground to saying he had health issues to accusing Jon Jones of having a spy in his camp to deferring to a lack of motivation, “Rampage” never stuck to one story when it came to explaining away his losses. And, with four losses in his last six fights, he had plenty of opportunity to come up with new material.
While on the surface it may seem as simple as who scores the most strikes, takedowns, and submission attempts, there are numerous other factors that go into every fight when it comes to determining the individual who eventually exits the ring with a victory in tow. How healthy was each competitor entering the clash? Were there any personal issues affecting performance? Was cheating, poor officiating, or questionable judging involved? The list goes on and on…especially when it comes to a number of UFC veterans who tend to come up with all sorts of reasons for their failures in the Octagon. (Photos by USA Today Sports Images)
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