One of the countless set of eyes on the television screen Saturday night to watch UFC 152 unfold from Toronto was former light heavyweight champion Quinton Jackson. While many of the viewers may have been impressed by current title-holder Jon Jones’ ability to overcome adversity and pull off a win against Vitor Belfort, “Rampage” wasn’t one of them.
In Jackson’s opinion, Jones’ approach to battling Belfort lacked dignity and was evidence of the 25-year old’s true personality.
“Vitor took the fight on short notice, and this is how you respect him, by kicking his knee backwards and stuff like that? He’s supposed to be a man of God. You can injure somebody. You can sever their career. You can mess people up for life kicking their knee back like that and he does it repeatedly, over and over,” ranted Jackson on today’s episode of The MMA Hour. “To me that has no honor. I take a lot of honor in fighting. He has no honor.”
“He’s fake. I don’t agree with his fighting style,” continued Jackson, saying he wouldn’t mind another go at him in the cage either. “I think I could beat Jon Jones. I know I can beat him. Jon Jones is the type of guy you have to fight twice.”
The talented 205ers fought a year ago where “Bones” became the first competitor to finish “Rampage” inside the Octagon by submitting him in the fourth frame of their bout. Though Jackson was scheduled to fight in October at UFC 153 he has since withdrawn as the result of injury and is in the process of healing up for his eventual return to the ring.
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