Forrest Griffin defeated the last man to beat the UFC light heavyweight champion Quinton “Rampage” Jackson. Not only did Griffin win, but he dominated Mauricio “Shogun” Rua for nearly three rounds. The win earned Griffin the upcoming title shot against Jackson.
Jackson, however, doesn’t care that Griffin beat the man who was widely regarded as the top light heavyweight in the world going in. Oh and as we all know, Shogun is also the last man to defeat Jackson – doing so in less than five minutes. Jackson doesn’t think that was the real Shogun that Forrest faced.
Shogun wasn’t the same. If I watch that fight and try to go off that fight. I’d be misled because Shogun wasn’t 100 percent,” Jackson said, “Heck, Shogun’s girlfriend could have beat him that night.”
Interesting take on the fight – especially since Shogun hasn’t fought since and has undergone multiple knee surgeries. Why did Shogun take the fight if he was so banged up going in? Will Shogun be able to come back? Hopefully, we’ll find out in the fall – since Shogun is due to come back in September or (more likely) October.
To listen to the rest of the interview I recently did with Rampage, please click here.