Rampage Jackson picked up a split decision win at UFC 123 against Lyoto Machida and tells Sherdog.com that prior to the bout he wasn't feeling the best and had a hard weight cut but letting his fans and UFC President Dana White down at the last minute just wasn't an option:
"Man, I was horse as hell. I couldn't even get my howl out the way I wanted to. It was rough. I'm just happy I made it to the fight. The fight was almost canceled a couple of days ago. I caught a fever from my son, and I was throwing up, and then I had to cut the weight. But I didn't want to let my fans down. We don't always see eye-to-eye, but [UFC president Dana White] has always been there for me. I just couldn't tell Dana that I was pulling out of this fight. He probably would have cussed me the f*ck out."