Originally Posted by rivethead
I'm not going to take Tatame's word for unabated truth, but if rampage actually did turn down a title shot, fuck him. Why is he fighting if he doesn't want to get the belt back? He's getting paid at the elite level, he should be fighting at the level he's paid at.
I don't see anything wrong with turning down a title fight when you're already 45 pounds over weight with only 6 weeks to prepare, and the fight is against a guy you already have a haunting loss against. Not to mention Rampage took the first fight injured. I think it was very smart of Rampage to not accept the fight so he can get ready for Thiago. If he runs through Thiago I could see him campaigning for a title shot.