“I’ve always wanted to fight [Quinton] ‘Rampage’ [Jackson],” Bonnar said. “You know, I’ve got a few wins now and maybe (I can) get a big name [next].”
The request should comes at no surprise as the two did have a short lived squabble regarding comments Bonnar made on MMA Live about Rampage’s past performances.
Immediately after the call out, UFC President Dana White told reported that Jackson has accepted the challenge.
“Rampage texted me tonight and said he wants to fight him too,” White said at the post fight press conference. “I don’t know, we’ll see.”
As for the assumption of the unofficial, yet likely match-up taking place at UFC 144 in Japan. Rampage was seen requesting to have his next fight in Japan and Dana White agreeing to it during White’s Video blog, taking place after Jackson lost to Jones. This is a perfect setup for the UFC as Quinton Rampage Jackson is well known for his performances in Japan’s now defunct Pride FC shows .
Quinton Rampage Jackson has revealed that the UFC has opted to not have Rampage on the upcoming UFC in Japan card.
“It don’t look like I’m fighting n Japan which I’m not happy about at all,I think its a big mistake by the UFC… Fuck it.”