UFC Quick Quote: Quinton ‘Rampage’ Jackson is bored by Lyoto ‘The Dragon’ Machida

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SmileR
2/24/09 10:06:38PM
“Lyoto is a weird fighter, he’s kind of boring. I think that style works for him, the way he makes people run after him. I mean, he’s good, he’s undefeated, but he’s boring. If I was the promoter of a show I wouldn’t have guys like that fighting on my show.”

-Former UFC light heavyweight champion Quinton ‘Rampage’ Jackson talks to MMA Fanhouse about the success of undefeated 205-pound contender Lyoto ‘The Dragon’ Machida. Both Jackson and Machida are gunning for current light heavyweight champ Rashad Evans, though a win over Keith Jardine at UFC 96 will likely give Rampage the nod against “Sugar.” Still, it’s hard not to imagine these two facing off at some point down the road. And there’s nothing boring about that.Link
Boo_Radley21
2/24/09 10:18:25PM
Me too.
Mayhem13
2/24/09 10:27:07PM
Not only did he say that, but he also said..if he ever has to fight him he won't be able to watch any tape..because it would put him to sleep.

Quinton is a funny dude, and speaks his mind..I like him...but I also like Machida and do not find him to be boring like a lot of people think he is.
XblacksheepX
2/24/09 10:30:22PM
let the smacktalk begin. these two are gonna meet in the cage sooner than we might think...
prozacnation1978
2/24/09 10:57:11PM
their are alot of guys who go the distance always like okami or a tyson griffin, tavares to name a few i do think rampage would knock him out but i will say this if rampage does beat jardine then evans guess who you will fight next??
Twenty20Dollars
2/24/09 11:09:02PM
Rampage speaks the Truth



Posted by prozacnation1978

their are alot of guys who go the distance always like okami or a tyson griffin, tavares to name a few i do think rampage would knock him out but i will say this if rampage does beat jardine then evans guess who you will fight next??



Well idk if machida is going to just sit on the sidelines and wait for rampage to fight jardine and then evans.
AnDeRsonDaSiLvA
2/24/09 11:16:45PM
twenty i thought you learned your lesson
, i will remind you for another av bet when the time is right
Twenty20Dollars
2/24/09 11:21:08PM

Posted by AnDeRsonDaSiLvA

twenty i thought you learned your lesson
, i will remind you for another av bet when the time is right



what are you talking about? I didnt say rampage was going to beat machida or machida was going to beat rampage. I just agree with rampage,
JimiMak
2/24/09 11:54:06PM
Of course he's talking like this. On one hand he's dismissing the other guy considered in direct line for the title shot, on the other he's talking a bit of smack on a guy he's likely to eventually face, good for him on either end of it (I guess is his reasoning). Machida is not boring, even if you don't like his style, it's just not a reasonable argument. Quinton is the type of fighter he'd ko, rather than I think he'd dec Rashad. I think he beats any of them, and would look more impressive vs Rampage than vs Rashad, but think he deserves the title shot more. It should be QJ fighting the winner of Rashad/Machida. They don't even have the injury excuse they usually have for putting off a title shot, and Machida ko'd Thiago, he's been promised the shot too many times. He's the best fighter in the division. He needs to get the shot and hold the title and take on the other top 5 guys. It's the obvious match making.
RNC
2/25/09 12:19:24AM
You only get recognized when you're considered a threat. Rampage knows Lyoto is talented and he knows that he wouldn't be an easy fight. That's why he's so quick to downplay how good he is and pull out the "boring" card.
jakeiceman
2/25/09 12:53:24AM

Posted by JimiMak
Quinton is the type of fighter he'd ko,




How do you figure?

Quinton has become a patient fighter with deadly accurate power punching......he is no Thiago Silva or Tito Ortiz
chickmagnet
2/25/09 1:00:39AM
Watch your words carefully Rampage....they may be your last

Um...how is Machida boring?? Did he not just brutally knock out Thiago Silva? Whats the deal, Machida should beat Rampage if they ever fight, but I dont understand all the people's logic who say Machida is boring. He just put on a clinic with Thiago Silva who was supposed to be the first real "test". Machida knocked him down twice with punches, took him down with a beautiful foot sweep(twice) once in the begining and at the end where he finished him with an overhand right from the top and than a hard left after that. All in the first round!

No he is far from boring, for the people who appreciate (Martial Arts) and the beauty of it shouldnt think Machida is a boring fighter. Brawling is exciting to the average fan. Lyoto and Anderson are the most technical Martial Artists in MMA.

jakeiceman
2/25/09 1:08:32AM

Posted by chickmagnet

Watch your words carefully Rampage....they may be your last

Um...how is Machida boring?? Did he not just brutally knock out Thiago Silva? Whats the deal, Machida should beat Rampage if they ever fight, but I dont understand all the people's logic who say Machida is boring. He just put on a clinic with Thiago Silva who was supposed to be the first real "test". Machida knocked him down twice with punches, took him down with a beautiful foot sweep(twice) once in the begining and at the end where he finished him with an overhand right from the top and than a hard left after that. All in the first round!

No he is far from boring, for the people who appreciate (Martial Arts) and the beauty of it shouldnt think Machida is a boring fighter. Brawling is exciting to the average fan. Lyoto and Anderson are the most technical Martial Artists in MMA.





Brawling is more exciting to me.....does that make me an average fan???

I must not know ANYTHING about MMA what the hell am I doing here!!! I thought this was the "hobo fight" website!!!



NinjaCyborg
2/25/09 1:27:20AM



Brawling is more exciting to me.....does that make me an average fan???

I must not know ANYTHING about MMA what the hell am I doing here!!! I thought this was the "hobo fight" website!!!






LOL, Hobo fight website!!! LOL Freakin hilarious.
jay98107
2/25/09 1:47:52AM
That boring style will hand Jackson a very lopsided defeat when these two meet.
Igmatheo
2/25/09 1:52:30AM
Machida by KO
GSPCanada
2/25/09 2:00:32AM
I know machida isn't the most exciting but I find the patient counter striking more exciting than the boring wrestlers we were used to. but really jackson should not be one to talk. look at the their last 4 fights

jackson 3-1 2 decisions 2 ko's
machida 4-0 2 decisions 1 sub 1 ko

the big difference is jackson has had 5 rounds to finish his opponents and lyoto had 3... I know the 2 are different careerwyse...but the ufc is all what have u done for me lately
telnights
2/25/09 2:09:16AM
He is boring because he doesn't stand in front of the other guy and just trade punches? Making the other fighter miss and and eat your punches seams like smart fighting to me. No one has beat Machida and I can honestly say I don't think Rampage is the one to do what many others have failed to do. In my eyes Machida is the best LHW right now in MMA.
AnDeRsonDaSiLvA
2/25/09 2:33:49AM

Posted by jakeiceman


Posted by chickmagnet

Watch your words carefully Rampage....they may be your last

Um...how is Machida boring?? Did he not just brutally knock out Thiago Silva? Whats the deal, Machida should beat Rampage if they ever fight, but I dont understand all the people's logic who say Machida is boring. He just put on a clinic with Thiago Silva who was supposed to be the first real "test". Machida knocked him down twice with punches, took him down with a beautiful foot sweep(twice) once in the begining and at the end where he finished him with an overhand right from the top and than a hard left after that. All in the first round!

No he is far from boring, for the people who appreciate (Martial Arts) and the beauty of it shouldnt think Machida is a boring fighter. Brawling is exciting to the average fan. Lyoto and Anderson are the most technical Martial Artists in MMA.





Brawling is more exciting to me.....does that make me an average fan???

I must not know ANYTHING about MMA what the hell am I doing here!!! I thought this was the "hobo fight" website!!!





would explain the season record
jakeiceman
2/25/09 2:59:29AM

Posted by AnDeRsonDaSiLvA


Posted by jakeiceman


Posted by chickmagnet

Watch your words carefully Rampage....they may be your last

Um...how is Machida boring?? Did he not just brutally knock out Thiago Silva? Whats the deal, Machida should beat Rampage if they ever fight, but I dont understand all the people's logic who say Machida is boring. He just put on a clinic with Thiago Silva who was supposed to be the first real "test". Machida knocked him down twice with punches, took him down with a beautiful foot sweep(twice) once in the begining and at the end where he finished him with an overhand right from the top and than a hard left after that. All in the first round!

No he is far from boring, for the people who appreciate (Martial Arts) and the beauty of it shouldnt think Machida is a boring fighter. Brawling is exciting to the average fan. Lyoto and Anderson are the most technical Martial Artists in MMA.





Brawling is more exciting to me.....does that make me an average fan???

I must not know ANYTHING about MMA what the hell am I doing here!!! I thought this was the "hobo fight" website!!!





would explain the season record



Ha ha I will give you props because I totally left myself open for it and saw it coming but I'm glad you capitalized on it

( My season record does suck...I'm working on it )
sparky
2/25/09 3:20:03AM
I completely agree with Quinton!!!
Loot613
2/25/09 4:52:11AM
They keep denying Machida a title shot because they know once he becomes champ, he's gonna be champ FOR A LONG TIME. Even in the crowded lhw division I think he's the perfect fighter to match up against almost all of them the only kind of fighters I can see him having trouble with is Jui Jitsu specialists than can take him down. Short of Demian Maia or Anderson Silva which are both middleweights I don't think he has many fighters to fear given his style.
1daveufc
2/25/09 4:53:08AM
I like both these fighters and dont think Machida is boring at all he is a very skilled fighter.Rampage needs to watch what he is saying becasuse these to will meet sometime this year and Machida may just do a number on him.
Focker101
2/25/09 8:01:19AM
The way I see it , is Rampage knows he is going to have to fight Machida
so he is going to continually remind us that Machida is a boring fighter

I believe to get under Machida's skin he will sound like a broken record how often he is going to say this trying anything to goad Machida into being more offensive then usual

I think it is a good plan, you have to get Machida out of his comfort zone if you want to beat him, and Jackson is the kind of fighter that only needs you to make one mistake, I think he has a real chance to beat Machida, were Jackson is right now talent wise is kinda unknown he has been training real hard down at Wolfslair and the Silva fight did not really last long enough to really see were Jackson is


If it does not work well Jackson comes off as a funny guy again

were does Rampage go wrong here lol
scoozna
2/25/09 9:04:44AM
I think his style is boring but his fights are not.

KO'ing Silva was not boring.

Each Machida fight has more suspense because no one has figured out how to beat him yet. You rush in, he tags you. You hold back, he out-points you.
gsquat
2/25/09 9:20:40AM
Yeah, I was totally bored watching him school Tito and Thiago. Not entertaining to watch him knock Thiago "Superhype" Silva out cold.
Tein_Lung
2/25/09 3:40:57PM
i dunno why they call Thiago Mechindas first test when hes beaten BJ Tito and Rich Franklin
haggiswashere
2/25/09 5:54:01PM
If Machida incorporated some power with the evasiveness I would like him alot better. The only person he has KO'd recently is Thiago Silva and that is kind of impressive. I hope he starts to ko guys more often. Then I would appreciate his style more. and I took Kempo so you can't say its because I don't appreciate true martial arts.
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