Quinton “Rampage” Jackson says he’s not retiring, but after hearing that his targeted opponent, Glover Teixeira is going to need to deal with a 180 day (6 month) medical suspension, he’s now campaigning for a rematch with Forrest Griffin. Jackson continues on with Inside MMA’s Bas Ruten, taking shots at UFC match-maker Joe Silva for giving Griffin Phil Davis at UFC 155.
“Give me Forrest, why they won’t give me Forrest? The fans think we get to choose who we fight. I’m calling my manager right now. I told Dana I would fight Forrest and Glover the same night. [Forrest Griffin vs. Phil Davis] is gonna be a boring fight! No disrespect to anybody but that’s gonna be a boring fight. I’m sorry.
This is why I’m leaving the UFC, I don’t understand what Joe Silva is doing. You know what I’m saying? Joe Silva have a complex, something’s wrong with him, the guy can’t match shoes. What kind of matchmaker is this guy? What is he thinking? Give me Forrest! Everybody want that, that will sell, everybody want to see me and Forrest again. Everyone wants to see that but Forrest. Forrest don’t want to fight me again because Forrest knows I beat him the first time. He know it, the whole world know it. The only people that think Forrest beat me are haters.”
In many cases medical suspensions can be cleared earlier by a physician, but that does still run the risk of Jackson being on the shelf for up to six months. With Quinton looking towards greener pastures outside the UFC, the match-up will likely not be happening after all.