With only four days left until the most talked about grudge match in UFC history goes down, Quinton “Rampage” Jackson added even more fuel to the already blazing-hot fire when he bluntly called his UFC 114 counterpart a “coward.”
“I expect him to come out and kick my leg like Forrest [Griffin] did or something silly like that, try to get me to come towards him and take me down,” Jackson told ESPN UK.
“I don’t think he’s going to fight me man-to-man, toe-to-toe like he talks like he’s going to do. Why should he? He’s a coward.”
Don’t feel too bad for Rashad Evans, who has participated equally in the most intriguing trash-talking sessions the sport has ever witnessed, because he’s dubbed Rampage – “Quittin’ Jackson” – for what Evans believes is a propensity to head for the hills when things get sticky.
Although the entire MMA world has been waiting anxiously for this bitter rivalry to come to a head, Rampage wanted to reiterate that fans shouldn’t get too excited because they should already know what to expect to see from Evans come Saturday night inside the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.
“In every one of his fights, he fights like a coward so I don’t expect him to turn into a man for this fight. He’s a coward,” B.A. Baracus added.
This scrap has been a long time coming, so please allow us to refresh your memory regarding the history behind this bitter light heavyweight feud: