Having participated in many press conferences over the years, today’s UFC 114 media call featuring bitter rivals Quinton “Rampage” Jackson and Rashad Evans undoubtedly takes the cake.
Instead of promoting the May 29th showdown, the foes decided to turn Tuesday’s media gathering into their own verbal sparring session. UFC president Dana White was also on the call, however could only sit back and laugh as his former light heavyweight champs went at it.
The arch enemies were originally slated to fight at UFC 107 after completing their assignments as coaches on “The Ultimate Fighter: Heavyweights,” however Rampage opted to turn his back on MMA and accept the role of B.A. Baracus in the movie remake of “The A-Team.”
Rampage holds an impressive 30-7 professional record, however hasn’t fought since taking an uneventful unanimous decision over Keith Jardine, Evans’ Jackson Submission Fighting teammate, at UFC 96 last March.
Evans bounced back nicely from his only professional loss when he escaped with a unanimous decision victory over Thiago Silva at UFC 108. Although the wrestler dominated much of the matchup, Evans was nearly knocked out in the fight’s closing seconds by a desperate Silva.
The highly anticipated shootout takes place inside the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada on May 29th.
Please click the media player below to hear the most entertaining conference call in MMA history, courtesy of Yahoo! Sports: