Fortunately, we’re only two days out from witnessing the biggest grudge match in MMA history go down between former light heavyweight champs Quinton “Rampage” Jackson and Rashad Evans. Unfortunately, fans will now be deprived of some of the most intriguing pre-fight smack talk this side of Josh Koschek when the rivals collide at UFC 114.
While the verbal assaults have covered everything from stanky breath to the stanky-leg, it wasn’t until recently that Evans expressed his displeasure of how Rampage’s “ignorant” behavior affects African Americans. Evans feels B.A. Baracus intentionally “perpetuates” black stereotypes with his Forrest Gump-like comments.
As if this beef needed any more heat, UFC president Dana White previously confirmed the victor will get first dibs at Mauricio “Shogun” Rua’s newly minted strap.
UFC 114 will be jumping off this Saturday inside the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.