Rampage: I Didn't Appreciate What I Had Accomplished
By Chris Howie
MMANEWS.COM Staff Writer
UFC 135 is just a couple of weeks ago and Quinton "Rampage" Jackson will look to regain the UFC Light Heavyweight Championship when he challenges the current Champ, Jon Jones.
Jones won the title from Shogun Rua earlier this year and will be defending the strap for the first time.
Jackson talked (via Yahoo) about just how significant this title fight is and why he feels the belt is his:
"The belt that I lost to Forrest Griffin, even though I should have got the decision after knocking his ass down in that fight? The belt Forrest lost to Rashad Evans? The one Rashad lost to Lyoto Machida? The one Machida lost when Maurico â€œShogunâ€ Rua beat him? The one Jon Jones took from the injured â€œShogunâ€ who couldnâ€™t even train? That one? That belt? That belt is the unified PRIDE and UFC world title, and that belt exists because of me beating Chuck Liddell and Dan Henderson in two straight fights to win the UFC and then PRIDE titles.
Nothing felt better than becoming the first unified champ in MMA history. I plan on getting my belt back at UFC 135.
I think now I didnâ€™t appreciate even myself what I had accomplished, and by the time I did, Iâ€™d lost it.
Thatâ€™s why I want my belt back so bad. Itâ€™s my belt".
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