As the narrow split-decision was announced by the boisterous Bruce Buffer awarding Rampage Jackson the win, Jackson showed the face of shock Saturday night in Auburn Hills, Michigan. Following the decision, Lyoto Machida talked with the Sensei blog explaining that Rampage himself believes that he did not win, and would like to give him an instant rematch. Unfortunately the UFC boss does not feel the same so there will be no instant rematch for Machida.
“After the fight Quinton came up to me and said ‘no, you won the fight’, I thanked him and told him he’s a great champion too, even more for acknowledging that [I won], it’s not easy to do that, but he added ‘don’t you worry about that, you won the fight, and I’ll give you a rematch because I know I didn’t deserve this win.’ I think the journey continues, it’s not a defeat nor an obstacle that is going to get in the way of our dream, my dream continues, the journey continues. We have to take advantage of this opportunity to improve even more.”
Source: Sensei Blog