Former UFC Light Heavyweight champion Quinton "Rampage" Jackson sat down with Inside MMA's Bas Rutten earlier this week and opened up about UFC matchmaker Joe Silva and his frustrations with the organization.
Here's what Rampage told Bas (transcribed by MMA Mania):
"Give me Forrest, why they won't give me Forrest? The fans think we get to choose who we fight. I'm calling my manager right now. I told Dana I would fight Forrest and Glover the same night. [Forrest Griffin vs. Phil Davis] is gonna be a boring fight! No disrespect to anybody but that's gonna be a boring fight. I'm sorry. This is why I'm leaving the UFC, I don't understand what Joe Silva is doing. You know what I'm saying? Joe Silva have a complex, something's wrong with him, the guy can't match shoes. What kind of matchmaker is this guy? What is he thinking? Give me Forrest! Everybody want that, that will sell, everybody want to see me and Forrest again. Everyone wants to see that but Forrest. Forrest don't want to fight me again because Forrest knows I beat him the first time. He know it, the whole world know it. The only people that think Forrest beat me are haters."
Rampage doesn't seem to get that there is nothing in a Rampage vs Forrest rematch for the UFC. If Phil Davis beats Forrest Griffin, they have a new contender in the LHW division and potentially a new star attraction. If Rampage beats up Forrest in the last fight on his UFC contract, all they are doing is raising Jackson's asking price to Bellator.