Following a huge KO over arch rival Wanderlei Silva lastnight at UFC 92, former UFC light heavyweight champion Quinton “Rampage” Jackson told the media at the post fight press conference that although he is ready to take his title back it was his loss to Forrest Griffin earlier this year that bothers him the most.
“I'm ready to get my title back,” Jackson said. “Everybody wants to be the champion; everyone wants to be the best but to be quite honest, I'd rather go and fight Forrest. That's the fight that haunts me when I go to sleep. I have nightmares about it. That's the fight. I won the belt. I was the champion. But I'd like to get Forrest first, but it's up to the UFC.”
The fight seems to be on the agenda for Dana White. “It does make sense for Rampage to get a title shot,” White said. “There's a lot for us to get back to the office and talk about.”
It will be interesting to see who will get a crack at Evans, who now holds an 18-0-1 record, can call himself The Ultimate Fighter with his season 2 win, and now will most likely be considered the number one light heavyweight on the planet come the start of the week.
Many belived the winner of Thiago Silva and Lyoto Machida would get the winner of the Griffin/Evans title tilt but with the win over Silva, Rampage may just be first in line.
He lost the title to Griffin in what was a controversial decision at UFC 86 in July and many believed that he had won the fight and never should have lost the belt in the first place.