During a UFC 114 media call with Yahoo Sports Cagewriter, Rampage Jackson and Rashad Evans bickered eight minutes straight about who was the better fighter. Perhaps it is a psychological tactic as both show zero respect for each other. Has any fighters ever hated each other as much as these two do?
Rampage: “It’d just be a morale victory for me. He has no title. He couldn’t even defend it, you know? I didn’t event know why I was fighting him. But after being on The Ultimate Fighter (TUF) 10, now I know why, it’s to teach guys like this a lesson. This ain’t gonna be a big accomplishment for me. What has he done? I was the first undisputed champion in this sport. He hasn’t done anything compared to me. This is a step backwards. He’s real fake and real cocky for someone that hasn’t done nothing.”
Rashad: “I was a world champion man. I got the belt off the guy who beat you [Forrest Griffin]. Where’s your belt? You don’t got nothing either. So we’re the same aren’t we?”
Rampage: “We’re no where near the same.”
Rashad: “That’s right, I’m better than you.”
Rampage: “You can’t do nothing better than me.”
Rashad: “Hey, the best thing about all this s**t talking is that in two weeks we get to see what happens. And please be at your best. Let me know what I can do to make sure you’re at your best.”
Rampage: “Just show up. At the end of the day on May 29, you know you’re getting you’re a** kicked.”