Quinton “Rampage” Jackson Wants Mauricio “Shogun” Rua Rematch in Japan

Former UFC light heavyweight champion, Quinton “Rampage” Jackson has made it clear he wants a chance to avenge yet another loss and rematch another former champion in Mauricio “Shogun” Rua when the Las Vegas based promotion makes it’s long awaited return to Japan early next year.

Jackson, speaking after the fight last night, said:

“It would be very special because I’ve got a lot of respect for Shogun. That’s been one that’s haunted me for a long time. So I want to rematch Shogun in Japan. That would be like a dream come true.”

UFC President, Dana White, speaking at the post-fight press conference, said:

“[Jackson] and I just talked about [fighting ‘Shogun’ Rua in Japan] when he was back there getting stitched up. [Rua] is fighting Dan Henderson in San Jose, so we’ll see what happens there. What Rampage said to me was, ‘I want to fight in that Japan fight.’ I said, ‘Cool.’ I’m never going to argue with you when you tell me you want to fight.”

“Rampage” fought “Shogun” at PRIDE Total Elimination in 2005, losing via first round TKO due to soccer kicks. The fight was an opening round grand-prix bout, a grand-prix “Shogun” would go on to defeat Antonio Rogerio Nogueira, Alistair Overeem and Ricardo Arona to win the grand prix tournament.

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