Quinton “Rampage” Jackson has faced many superstars throughout his MMA career. Sometimes he came up short and face planted through the ring ropes, like he did after eating several knees from Wanderlei Silva at Pride 28, while other times he was on the distributing end of a highlight reel knockout, as when he returned the favor at UFC 92 and put Wandy to sleep.
Rampage challenges reigning light heavyweight champ Jon Jones for his title at UFC 135. Although he has tangoed with some of the sport’s most spectacular specimens, Jones is perhaps the most athletic and dynamic 205-pounder the division has ever seen.
In preparation for their September 24th scrap, Rampage has moved his training camp to the Muscle Pharm facility in Denver, Colorado. Wait up, I’m sorry. Did I say “moved?” I meant moved in.
The 33-year-old is literally living and sleeping in the high altitude gym, which is located in the same city that will host next month’s shootout, to ensure he’ll be ready when the curtain is drawn inside the Pepsi Center.
“This guy has never been tested, he’s never been hit,” Rampage said of Jones. “I ain’t worried about his height, his reach. I ain’t worried about none of that. The guy can’t bust a grape. I ain’t worried about his crazy spinning elbow moves … We’ve done broke this guy down.”
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