[VIDEO] Rampage Speaks on His Loss to Glover Teixeira, His Future in MMA
Posted by Jeffrey Harris on 01.27.2013
Rampage gives respect to Teixeira...
Quinton "Rampage" Jackson lost likely the last UFC fight of his career last night against Glover Teixeira. Jackson later appeared on the post-fight show on Fuel TV to talk about his loss and his future in the sport:
Rampage on how he's feeling after the loss: "It's hard to swallow when you get your ass kicked. It's part of the job, and I understand that. Glover did what he had to do. He took it to me standing up, he took me down a few times, and he did what he had to do to win."
Jackson on Teixeira: "Glover did a great job. When he took me down, he didn't just hold me and he didn't hump my leg. He went for submissions. He grounded and pounded. I have no problems with that – that's MMA at its finest. It was a very exciting fight. He actually retained my respect. I respect fighters like Glover, I look up to fighters like Glover, fighters like Glover make MMA."
Jackson on why he lost: "Glover was just the better man tonight. That's what I think. It's one of those things. I felt great. I can't blame it on my knee surgery because my knee didn't even bother me. It wasn't even on my mind. I thought it was going to be a factor because I did have surgery, but it was nothing. I have great coaches and they did a great job. I think that this is my reality and I have to see what's next. I've been fighting for 13 years and the game has changed a lot. I might just be one of those fighters that come in and excite the crowd. I'm just going out there and try to entertain the fans. I'll be one of those middle range fighters. If someone wants to pick me up and somebody is going to put on an exciting fight for the fans. I don't know if I can compete with the top people. It's my first time I've lost three fights in a row. I'm not going to give up. I'm going to go back to the drawing board and work on everything. I feel like I can come back if I set my mind to it, but right now if anyone picks me up, that's my marketing pitch – hey I'll put on a great show for you."
Jackson on if he will fight again: "I'll fight again. It's not my last fight. I might try some boxing and see how well I do. It's still in my heart, I just have to see. I just have a lot of re-evaluating to do."