Since thats how he's always talked before fights...Did he say something different for that fight? I really dont know.
Even if he did, whats the point?
That whole "Im gonna fight you this way ", "No you won't" BS is just that to me, all Bullshit. Both fighters should be prepared for a MIXED arsenal of attacks.
Not trying to "trick" another fighter into fighting "your way" by school-yard machoism. Which is what Rampage is clearly trying to do. Sakara said it right off the bat:
Translation - "Please, please, please stand with me because it's literally the only way I can win a fight. If the fight goes to the ground, I will lose. Thanks"