“I apologize for the fight not so much because I lost but because of how it went down. I always like to put on exciting fights for the fans but Rashad came out to use that ‘Greg Jackson’ plan: be boring and squeak out a victory. So that bothers me more than the loss. I remember one other thing he was doing – he was punching me in my knee! It was weird because I had suffered a real bad knee injury in camp but we kept it secret, we didn’t say anything about it and we didn’t even tell the UFC. I told my doctor and that was it, he helped me out but I was going to back out of the fight. The only reason I didn’t back out was the fight had been so hyped and I didn’t want to disappoint the fans. Why was he punching me in the knee though? That’s kind of weird – did he find out about the injury? I don’t know. Its weird.”
Rampage Jackson has come out with a slew of reasons for his current loss to Rashad Evans. His most recent is his claim that he had a “secret” knee injury prior to the fight and Rashad somehow found out about this and used it against him in the fight. He also blamed famous coach Greg Jackson for a boring show. At first Rampage claimed he had “ring rust” but now he has these other reasons. It’s been almost a month since the fight, but it seems like Rampage just can’t move on, even if the rest of us have already done so.