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Rampage: I know I can beat Jon Jones | UFC NEWS


“Vitor took the fight on short notice, and this is how you respect him, by kicking his knee backwards and stuff like that? He’s supposed to be a man of God. You can injure somebody, you can sever their career. You can mess people up for life kicking their knee back like that and he does it repeatedly, over and over. To me that has no honor. I take a lot of honor in fighting. He has no honor… [Jones is] fake. I don’t agree with his fighting style. I think I could beat Jon Jones. I know I can beat him. Jon Jones is the type of of guy you have to fight twice.”

During yesterday’s broadcast of MMAFighting.com’s “The MMA Hour”, former UFC light-heavyweight champion “Rampage” Jackson stated that he knows he can beat Jon Jones.

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75 Comments to Rampage: I know I can beat Jon Jones | UFC NEWS

  1. omega says:

    I’ve beena fan of Rampage since his days in Pride but my gawd he needs to stfu

    • What? says:

      Yeah I agree. It’s like c’mon man you had your chance to beat him and you didn’t. You can’t say you can beat him after you lost…

      • g1novaef says:

        actually, he has a lot better chance now. he knows how he fights. and watching him fight. i dont like rampage much. but he is right. jones has no honor. he fights for the money. he dont care about shit.

    • Bob says:

      LMAO.. Rampage please say no more, you are just losing more and more fans as you start to crumble..

      Knee strikes is effective and legal.. Its not like JOnes is doing that gay stuff like dry hump..

      Also after vitor got hit with a few strikes he fought very very scared. He also pulled guard too many times and even a rookie MMA fighter wouldnt of done that. All in all Vitor looked terrible.

      • Mike b says:

        Rampage don’t be mad that jones is on top and ur not.dont be mad that he’s versatile and ur not.maybe if u throw those side kicks to the knees u might win a fight.rampage is just hating,it’s obvious.WOW!i can’t beleive I’m defending bones,but what’s right is right.

      • Roulette says:

        Can’t dispute what he says about those push kicks to the knee. It may be legal, but it’s bullshit and its why you don’t see other respectable fighters doing it. It’s one thig to fight to win and another to utilize technique that can intentionally injure someone long term.

        • mike h says:

          I agree 100%.. its not like he grabbed shorts or cage or even hits to the back of the head..there is a shit ton of technique that any fighter can utilize but they don’t for reasons.. many of the fighters have a large array of technique in their arsenal and choose to fight clean and fair..hyper extending the knee like that can go down a bad road…hyper extending in a lock/sub the fighter atleast feels and knows his limit and has the option to tap…those knee kickss I seen him do on Rampage and I thought it was gonna cripple him…

        • 757 says:

          Yes sir brother those push kicks are as bad as straight down elbow strikes or strikes to the back of the head. I don’t agree with much that Rampage says anymore but he is right on target on the knee strikes being bullshit

      • Rampage4Life says:

        Bob….. Looks like u know fuck all. Vitor was pulling guard because he noticed holes in Jones’ game. You telling me that after you have had an opponent almost tapping from an armbar attempt from the bottom, you aren’t gonna try and exploit it????

        I love people talking on here like they know something others don’t and make themself look like a dick. You are what us real fighter/fans call Joe Rogans. Talk all the hype and game like you know it, but have never fought yourself. Do us all a favour and do what Rampage should be doin….. Shutting the fuck up!

        • Ryan says:

          Joe Rogan is however a blackbelt in bjj…..so he kinda does know what hes talking about

        • Pkq says:

          Joe rogan was à tae kwondo US open champ in 1987 and has been trains BJJ for more than 10 years.

        • 757 says:

          Rogan knew so much that about 5 seconds after he said Vitor had no bottom game the guy almost Taps jones out. Get the %^&* out of here.

        • Pkq says:

          He clearly says vitor is not known for his ground game, on top of that I didn’t say he knew everything I’m just sayin the joe rogan has definitely has been involved in martial arts for a very long time, and to say he knows nothing is just ignorant

        • Anomie says:

          757, he didn’t say Vitor didn’t have a bottom game – he said we haven’t seen much attack from Vitor’s back. Everyone knows Vitor trained under Carlson Gracie, and was a great grappler.

        • Jayric says:

          I think Vitor is pulling a move that Fedor did when he fought Hong Man Choi…Try to recall that fight and you might understand what I’m saying…I was looking at Vitor and I from the very beginning he was trying to close up and pull guard I remembered that fight…I think Rogan didn’t just thought that Vitor would use his BJJ because he rarely use it and that’s why he is wondering why he is pulling guard…

      • 757 says:

        Bob that’s pretty uneducated. Actually Vitor explained plan. Actually he came closer to finishing Jones than anyone else. He may also have exposed Jones weakness and that is by JBJ’s own words. Pretty ridiculous comment on your part actually.

      • MJ says:

        That’s crap Bob. Vitor looked great. And actually, in the post fight interviews he states that he didtn think it necessary to break Jon’s arm so he stopped cranking it so hard. Also he stated that he had a rib injury in training, but he still fought. That’s why he kept pulling guard, to try and catch his breath as he said. He even landed a few head kicks and some good punches. Jon’s arm was in all sorts of trouble and Vitor could have wrenched it and broken it. But he didn’t think it necessary to do that to someone. A man of honor and respect is Vitor. Don’t bad mouth him.

      • Powerdbl87 says:

        Actually attacking the leg is legal but attacking the knee directly is not nobody has said anything yet because nobody does it but jones but trying to intentionally kick the knee backwards is illegal

    • Rick says:

      No kidding. I don’t know where he comes from. Pretty much any really serious strike or submission could easily end someone’s MMA career. I don’t get where he comes off with the problem about the leg kicks.

  2. Sr.stinson says:

    Bitch please…

  3. Big Papi says:

    LOL stfu Wampage. After your fight with him and getting choked out you were telling the crowd about how he’s the real deal and you were humble. Stfu with your irrelevant ass.

    • GET RID OF FITCH (forever) says:

      I do agree with the part of trying to blow out Vitors knees. Real honor in a 25 yr old resorting to having to stomp on his opponents knees. Thats pure cheap as street fighting. Jones has tried to blow out every ones knees he has faced. I just wish someone else would stomp on his pencil sized ankles and give him some of his own medicine. Jones is a cheap shot fighter anyway you slice it

  4. Tvar says:

    Not that I think Rampage could beat Jones but I do agree with him about kicking someones knee backwards. When I see fighters use that kick it makes me cringe.

  5. No honor in kicking someone in the knee?But in pride its considered honarable to kick or stomp people in the head.Rampage needs to go back and watch a few of his slams before he starts moaning about ending peoples career.Because there is much more honor in dropping someone on their head which could cause a broken neck.I love Rampage as fighter but lately i just wish he would stfu.

  6. magoo says:

    Since you and Chael are both looking for a free ride….. How about Rampage / Sonnen next??

  7. Jeff says:

    Thought I was reading The Onion for a second…

  8. The Weird Thing Is says:

    I agree with Rampage. And I’m a Jon Jones fan. I didn’t care either way until I saw this fight against Belfort. Jones uses that kick to the knee and I cringe also. I don’t like it. And I think 99 out of 100 fights would be won by Jones over Rampage (Jones wouldn’t show up for the 100th fight out of pity for that fool!)

    Yeah, but beginning to NOT like that knee kick.

  9. T.DADDY says:

    As much as I hate to say it Bones kicked ur ass without breaking a sweat… Stop crying cuz you don’t know how to check leg kicks after how many years in mma?? Lmao

  10. This dumb shit is literally crying to change mma to boxing and not even kickboxing.. Something is wrong this this guy and he needs to be on Meds for it..I can’t believe the shit he says..

  11. Mike Beltran is The Sh@$iest ref ever says:

    After having knee surgery, yeah tht kick sucks. They aren’t legal in Cali, good call on the Wampage/Fail fight.. After the Forest/Fail fight, make the trt guys fight Only amongst themselves….

  12. DMAC says:

    Don’t mind Page he’s had one too many “energy drinks”…. Lol knowing damn well Bones will smash him up like he did before. I lost a shit load of money on that fight to. I figured for sure he’d touch that chin once but shit Page didn’t come close.

  13. chael sells fights says:

    Rampage could fight Jones a million times n never beat jbj. Vitor had a sloppy performance but everyone watching that fight saw jbj in big big trouble for the first time ever. Better fukin recognize vitor IS a lion. He took more elbows than any of jbjs previous opponents n didn’t get stopped.

  14. Ryan says:

    after reading all your guys comments as mma fans you guys fucking stupid as fuck

  15. BJPennRules says:

    Kicking someones knee back is something scumbags do, Anderson Silva does it but more of to scare the opponent..JBJ does it to physically hurt the opponent…
    that strike although legal is what losers do!! period.
    I dont like JBJ, he already has a physical advantage over all the lHW AND he has to fight dirty???! thats bullshit.

  16. The G says:

    you guys are racist and gay, rampage was his toughest test to date, he took him 4 rounds no one else has even came close to doing that, and that knee kick is cheap.

    • Huh? says:

      Rashad went 5 rounds dummy. Rampage did fuck all except show up n im a page fan.

    • Rly bro says:

      You’re a moron.

    • Dick Diaz says:

      first of all Rampage was Jones’s easiest fight because he pose no threat during the fight, second Rashad Evans and Vitor Belfort both took Jones to the 4 and 5th round. please stfu if you dont want to look bad

    • git says:

      first of all Rampage was Jones’s easiest fight because he pose no threat during the fight, second Rashad Evans and Vitor Belfort both took Jones to the 4 and 5th round. please stfu if you dont want to look bad

  17. Dick Diaz says:

    that knee kick is so messed up but this is fighting… also there needs to be a rule change… if a fighter purposely goes on all fours, then you should be allowed to kick him in the face…

  18. Marco Vera says:

    first of all Rampage was Jones’s easiest fight because he pose no threat during the fight, second Rashad Evans and Vitor Belfort both took Jones to the 4 and 5th round. please stfu if you dont want to look bad

    • miker says:

      first of all Rampage was Jones’s easiest fight because he pose no threat during the fight, second Rashad Evans and Vitor Belfort both took Jones to the 4 and 5th round. please stfu if you dont want to look bad

  19. Dee says:

    I agree with Rampage. I hate the kicking in the knee. I hate it when Silva does it AND I hate it when Jones does it. Rampage makes a valid point. People thought Rampage was crazy when he said he was being spied on, but Jones kicked Rampage in the knee the entire fight; in fact, as soon as the fight happened, he clinched and started kneeing Rampage in the knee. It was the first time he had utilized that tactic. The second time was last Saturday. People don’t notice these things but analytical people such as myself do. Jones is great, but I realized what he has done. It probably came Greg Jackson.

  20. magoo says:

    Am I missing something here? Are those low leg/knee kicks illegal? If not STFU!!

    • Sasquatch says:

      No man your not missing anything… it’s just whinny b!tches trying to change the rules is all.

      • magoo says:

        Yea it pretty pathetic the man toughed it out and got out of a solid arm bar, one that would make most normal men tap too.he ate a few good shots from Vitor as well, then the man goes another 3 rounds with a jiggered arm and still managed to control the fight and methodically beat Belfort down, then he gets sub of the night by locking in an Americana that Belfort tapped too immediately!!!! It was fukcn awesome but rather then give props to the man, they gotta continue to whine about something!!!! Jon Jones is boss haters….. Suck a dick bitches!

  21. Hook says:

    Tanager vs Sonnen! Loser retires! Make it happen Dana!

  22. ballsackface says:

    people love to find a reason to hate on jones.
    those kicks have been around for time and ive seen lots of fighters use it with no one complaining

    its a fucking fight, dont like it dont fight or dont watch jees

  23. Zack says:

    Rampage is right. All u people are talking out of your ass and have never been in a fight. Those kinds of kicks to the knee can really fuck you up without even kicking hard. Someone needs to kicks jones like that in his nuts. You can get away with like 3 nut shots before they take points

  24. gregm83 says:

    He wouldn’t even beat Sonnen

  25. Gail says:

    I actually think he’s right and I also think bjpenn.com has some of the dumbest MMA fans on earth.

  26. Joe says:

    LOL, its a dam fight it isnt meant to be respectful and safe, you are trying to smash the fk out of another guy till he cant move anymore and is knocked unconscious.people r on steroids trying to elbow the shit and crack the bones in your face. If jones can kick ur knee to prevent himself from getting possibly killed then thats what he needs to do. Belfort was trying to snap jons arm in half but when jones kicks his knee its disrespectful LMAO. Ppl r just mad jones beat all their favorite fighters like they were amatures.

    • jake says:

      You my friend are the kind of retard that the SPORT can do without. Try training and taking one of those and give me a call. You want a bar fight the. Go to the bar bud.

    • nick says:

      You’ve never done amy martal art have you there should always be respect between compatotors. Vitor loosend up after he heard it pop and there is no body one trying to smash in everybodies face just to win a fight. Also you are a discrase to mma fans and the athlets.

  27. Drew says:

    No way dude no way could u ever beat jones. Vitor has less muscle u and I believe is younger and couldn’t really ever catch jones. Only dudes who can beat jones are people almost as tall, as tall, and or taller. Anybody who isn’t near his height has be a bolt of lightning to touch jones’s face. Example machida is to slow cuz even tho he got some punches off jones tagged machida pretty badly in the second when machida was coming in

  28. Angel says:

    funny how Vitor states he let off when he heard the popping in JJ arm but Jones was kicking his knee like that.

  29. Hey Rampage, funny you never said that when you were body slamming people head first onto the canvas. Broken necks cause injuries too hater.

  30. James says:

    He right. That is some ***** ass stuff

  31. jake says:

    Utilizing that ungodly reach to throw garbage bitch push kicks to hyper extend. Someones knee is so unbelievably unsportsman like. There are many things fighters could do thatthey don’t out of respect for both of them. Like he could grab Jon buy that. Ridiculous beard of his. And try pulling his face off but real respectable fighters don’t pull that shit. Knee push kicks and foot stomp= are some of the low down dirtiest shit I’ve seen in Kmart and and they are not designed to win a fight they are thrown to cause injury and doing them make a fighter look more untrained and desperate to me than well rounded and properly trained. In other words, bitch moves

  32. Ian says:

    “this is how you respect him, by kicking his knee backwards and stuff like that? He’s supposed to be a man of God. You can injure somebody, you can sever their career.”

    Jon Jones’s knee kicks on Rampage at UFC 135 must have been what severed Rampage’s career LOL. Dude’s delusional. Go run over another pregnant woman with your truck.

  33. Matt S says:

    Do you know what else can end a guy’s career? Punching him in the head until he is unconscious. By this logic, Rampage too doesn’t fight with honor. What a joke statement.

    • Nick says:

      Yes and heel hooks can blow out your knee, an elbow to the eye could blind you, knees to the head can put your dumb ass face down out cold on the canvas (twice) and make you dumber… Right rampage? If you start banning techniques it changes the sport from valetudo to k1 with wrestling

  34. Yeahrightman says:

    No I agree. Jones has no honor. He uses his long limbs, has no punching power because he has to stay so skinny to make weight, so he uses elbows pretty much exclusively to do damage. That’s fucking cheap. It’s completely changed MMA. And yeah kicking a guys knee like that? That’s what they teach women in self defense classes. It’s right up there with kneeing in the balls and poking someones eyes out with a set of keys. Ugly fighter, no style, cheap and just a disgrace to the sport. End of story.

  35. Retards hate jones says:

    How can a legal move be unsportsman like? You an idiot! Unsportman like is Bisbing and his illegal strike in TUF. Or that one against Jorge Riveria. Thats unsportmanlike.

    • art says:

      You just plain stupid,educate yourself in that matter, it is illegal to kick the knees like that,is just some times the referee dont do shit about but ir os 100% ilegal

  36. Avatar says:

    To everyone who says “Vitor let up on the arm bar, he could have broke it and won!” You are incorrect. Yes it was a deep arm bar. Obviously deep enough to wrench the arm. But Vitor did not have the angle to break the arm. When you are arm barring someone, and they stack you on your head, you lose a lot of leverage. That’s when you sneak out the back, which Vitor was not willing to do. So we should stop that argument.

  37. Judge_Dreadz says:

    Rampage is right that knee kick is a bogus move JbJ jumps spins all types of shit to throw it its a move thats suppose to be used on the street for self defense not in a prize fight ban that shit!!

  38. Xaninho says:

    It’s allowed so can’t blame him for it. His opponents have to be aware the knee kick is one of Jones’ favorite techniques and practice defending it.

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