Rampage made his big comeback last month with a brutal ko win over Beltran in the last second of the first round. Alot of people complained about the stoppage but to me that was a great stoppage by the ref, Beltran collapsed and just sat there on all fours. So I have to say good job ref for stopping the fight when he saw Beltran was out and not letting him be Saved by the bell like he was Zack Morris or something.
Seeing Rampage lay out Beltran like that is so far my favorite MMA moment this year that is until my boy A.Silva lays down Weidman and brings that title home but I'll talk about that another time.
It was good to see Rampage back at 100% last month, I saw leading up to the fight people saying that Rampage just didn't care anymore but judging by his post fight interview after the fight, that looked like a man who trained hard and was happy that he got to go out and give the fans a good show.
Heading into 2014 I see Rampage doing what he does best and that's run through the competition, he's now at 100% because of his great boss Bjorn and the doctors he found to fix his knees. I really don't know what Bjorn has in store for Rampage next year but Bjorn is a true mastermind when it comes to promoting fights so I'm pretty sure it will be good.
Rampage has stated that he has no desire to fight Tito so I believe that Rampage will be fighting in the tournament . I have looked at Rampage twitter and he has been tweeting about training everyday all the time in the gym so he seems very motivated and he is keeping his weight down so that tells me he's most likely getting ready for the next tournament.
A motivated, healthy, 100% Rampage is going to be a handful for anybody in Bellator. Next year I see him fighting in the tournament and working his way to the winner of the Newton vs Vegh fight. I see Rampage winning the prestigious Bellator LHW title sometime next year, neither Newton or Vegh, or anybody else in the division can stop him. Those doctors who fixed Rampage's knees created a monster because he will be unstoppable heading into 2014.
"Rampage Jackson Bellator LHW Champion" Its got a nice ring to it