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Quinton ‘Rampage’ Jackson and the UFC make their return to Japan this weekend at UFC 144 (check out the Japanese Promo Video here). Jackson will face Ryan Bader with an opportunity to get back in the win column following his submission loss to UFC Light Heavyweight Champ, Jon Jones, at UFC 135. Bader, who was also submitted by Jon Jones (that guy’s pretty good) is coming off a knock out victory of Jason Brilz at UFC 139. Jackson talked about the match-up and his return to Japan on 95.7 the Game.
Jackson made his name in MMA when he fought in the Japanese MMA organization, Pride, and is very excited to fight in Japan again:
I’m really close to the Japanese fans. They’re very respectful and it’s just hard not to like those guys because of the way they treat fighters and stuff. It’s just easy to fall in love with them.
Most people will tell you Rampage was a different fighter when he fought in Japan. People that say that have this power bomb finish in mind. Rampage, what a...
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<span style="font-family: "Times New Roman","serif"; font-size: 10pt; line-height: 115%;">Another day, another fight breakdown for this weekend’s UFC 144 card airing live on PPV from the Land of the Rising Sun. This...
Quinton Jackson (32-9) vs. Ryan Bader (13-2)
It will be a Japanese homecoming for the former Pride mainstay "Rampage" as he returns to the sight of his many career highlights for a light-heavyweight showdown against former "The Ultimate Fighter" winner Bader.
Jackson, 33, had his share of triumphs and tribulations in Japan. One of the most accomplished light...
Leading up to tonight’s UFC 144 showdown with Ryan Bader, Quinton “Rampage” Jackson (Pictured) has talked quite a bit about walking away from mixed martial arts. If retirement is coming around the corner, let’s just hope Rampage has already paid off his fat house and sick toys.
UFC ring girl Arianny Celeste takes fans inside the life of Rampage. The former light heavyweight...
“I wasn’t going to say anything. I thought I was going to make weight. I got injured in my camp and it kind of hindered me from doing a lot running. I didn’t want to miss this fight, this fight was important to me and I fought so hard to get it so I said [...]
In this one of a kind feature, journalist Ariel Helwani walks around the streets of Tokyo, Japan with UFC superstar Quinton “Rampage” Jackson. Camera’s rolling and scripts thrown out the window, the two engage in one of the more interesting discussions an MMA fan could ask for. Read More: Rampage Jackson (News), UFC 144, UFC [...]
By: Joshua Carey Quinton “Rampage” Jackson has returned to Japan for the first time since PRIDE 31 in 2006. Jackson, who spent five-years fighting in the country during his tenure under the aforementioned PRIDE banner meets Ryan Bader in the co-headliner at UFC 144’s pay-per-view inside Saitama Super Arena. With a professional career that spans [...]
Enjoy the full episode of Countdown to UFC 144 from the official youtube page of the Ultimate Fighting Championship. This up close and personal video takes a look inside the camps of UFC 144 Japan fighters Benson Henderson, Frankie Edgar, Rampage Jackson, Ryan Bader and more. The UFC will return to Japan this weekend for [...]
The Ultimate Fighting Championship returns to Japan for a UFC 144 card that is highlighted by a lightweight title bout between champion Frankie Edgar and challenger Ben Henderson. The co-main event features a light heavyweight clash between Quinton “Rampage” Jackson and Ryan Bader. Get an up close and personal look inside the private lives of the fighters with their families...
Las Vegas, Nevada - Former unified UFC & PRIDE light heavyweight champion ‘Rampage’ Jackson is pumped to finally be fighting again in Japan – where he made his legend – after an absence of exactly six years.
Jackson last fought in the Land of the Rising Sun in February 2006, defeating elite judo competitor Yoon Dong-Sik at the PRIDE® 31 event. Since then, Jackson has...
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This might be the deepest card we have had in a long time for the UFC.. It’s a shame Rampage couldn’t make weight and came into weigh-ins at 211 pounds.. I’m going with Frankie Edgar, Ryan Bader, Cheik Kongo, and Jake Shields.-TO
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The UFC returns to Japan for the first time since Dec 16, 2000. Frankie Edgar defends his title against Ben Henderson, Rampage takes on The Ultimage Fighter winner Ryan Bader, Jake Shields faces off against Akiyama, and Anthony Pettis and Joe Lauzon kick off the main card.