As if raising the other guy’s arm after the fight wasn’t enough to show that Quinton Jackson thought Lyoto Machida won their fight at UFC 123, Machida shares that Rampage told him he won as well:
“After the fight Quinton came up to me and said ‘no, you won the fight’, I thanked him and told him he’s a great champion too, even more for acknowledging that [I won], it’s not easy to do that, but he added ‘don’t you worry about that, you won the fight, and I’ll give you a rematch because I know I didn’t deserve this win.'”
Of course, Quinton Jackson seemed like he kinda expected to lose via decision the moment the fight was announced, so I’m not going to consider him the ultimate arbitrator of what really happened on Saturday night. Fortunately, it sounds like Machida &feature=player_embedded”>accepts the decision and isn’t planning on demanding an immediate rematch. Besides, why bother with it now when these guys are bound to run into eachother again over the next two years? Quite possibly with championship rounds added to the deal.