Quinton 'Rampage' Jackson on Jon Jones: 'One of the dirtiest opponents I have fought'

Steve Snowden

Former UFC light heavyweight champion Rampage Jackson says he would like to break the knee of current UFC champ Jon Jones

Rampage Jackson made his Bellator debut on November 15, knocking out Joey Beltran with one second remaining in the first round. The knockout was Jackson's first stoppage victory since a first round Knockout of the Night over Wanderlei Silva at UFC 92 in December 2008.

The win over Beltran ended Jackson's three-fight losing streak, putting him in the W column for the first time since he took a unanimous decision over Matt Hamill at UFC 130 in May 2011. To celebrate, Jackson took some vacation time in Brazil.

While in Brazil, Jackson was asked about the scheduled and subsequently unscheduled UFC Light Heavyweight title fight between champion Jon Jones and No. 2 ranked contender Glover Teixeira (via Fighters Only):

I think Glover is gonna win. I'm supporting him and I'm betting on him. Jon Jones is an excellent fighter, but he doesn't always put on a show for the fans, so they aren‘t always happy with him.

Jackson may believe that Jones is an "excellent fighter", but he also believes that the UFC champion is not exactly the cleanest fighter in the sport:

He is a great athlete. He is also one of the dirtiest opponents I have fought. If I could, I would break his knee for him so doesn't fight ever again.

While Jackson does not state why he feels this way, reading into his words it would seem that the former UFC light heavyweight champion takes umbrage with the oblique kicks that Jones has in his arsenal.

Jones uses his long legs to deliver those push kicks to the knee, a controversial but legal technique that can result in a hyper-extended knee, but as Jones said about the kick:

If someone's trying to give us brain damage, we believe that it's an even trade-off to give them a little limp for he rest of their life.

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