King Mo, Rampage Jackson Have Verbal Spar After Bellator 120
Posted by Jeremy Thomas on 05.18.2014
And Rebney says a rematch is possible...
Here are some highlights via MMAjunkie of Muhammed Lawal and Quinton Jackson going back and forth at the post-Bellator 120 press conference, followed by Rebney's comments about the fight and a possible rematch:
Lawal: "He said it before the judges said anything; he said he wanted a rematch. You all know what that means."
Jackson: "The only reason why I said I wanted a rematch was because I wanted to knock you out."
Lawal: "But you didn't come close. You lost."
Jackson: "Because you wanted to hump. I wanted to fight."
Lawal: "Last time I checked, it's MMA. If you want to go bang, go box. Get knocked out. Kickbox. Get knocked out. You saw what happened to Pat Barry."
Jackson: "That's Pat Barry – that ain't me. Look at your face. Look at you, man. Look at the mirror before you start talking about someone getting knocked out. You was on queer street…"
Lawal: "I wasn't on queer street."
Jackson: "I took your best punch and I kept going. You showed that you are a better wrestler than me."
Lawal: "I saw the people leaving before they announced that you won! Say what's up. Bjorn, if you want to be real, let's do a rematch then! Because you know I won. You picked me to lose. Be real media!"
Rebney on the potential rematch: "Talk about good problems to have. They're talking rematch; we've got Emanuel Newton, who's a spectacularly talented fighter who fits into the mix because he's got the belt. Options. You look to build the kind of depth where you have [options], where you've a ‘King Mo' Lawal and ‘Rampage' Jackson and Tito Ortiz sitting a few seats down, and by the way, Emanuel Newton actually has the belt and has been beating people up in the cage, and there's more. You dream about building an organization like this, having partners like Spike, getting a million people-plus per week watching, and then having that kind of depth. That's what my fantasy was a few years ago, and it's coming true."