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 “Shogun” Rua beat him? The one Jon Jones took from the injured “Shogun” who couldn’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… I think now I didn’t appreciate even myself what I had accomplished, and by the time I did, I’d lost it. That’s why I want my belt back so bad. It’s my belt. So it does kinda bug me that people think I’m not taking this fight in Denver next against Jones seriously. It’s dead serious, heart attack serious to me. I want that belt back.
— Rampage Jackson guest blogging for Yahoo! Sports about getting his belt back
It’s no secret that Rampage Jackson hates training for fights and doesn’t always put 100% into it, but it definitely seems like he’s taking this one seriously. Rampage says he’s been training at altitude at the Muscle Pharm Gym in Denver for the last seven weeks, so you know he’s going to be mean and pissed off if nothing else come fight time.
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