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Rampage thought he lost

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.

  • GoldenArms

    I scored it a win for Rampage. Machida didn’t do anything in the first two rounds. Fuck him for being a pussy and running away, he deserved to lose. Machida could have gotten the 28-28 draw if he had done something while he had Rampage mounted, but he didn’t do enough for a 10-8 round

  • AZ Bored

    29-28 Rampage. He is an idiot though. He said Forrest whooped his ass in the post fight interview. Then the very next day and then on he said he won that fight.

  • Tanhauser

    He did lose.

    Oh well. Machida should have learned his lesson with Shogun. He’s gotta be more aggressive. But saying he’s running away makes you a big idiot.

  • GoldenArms

    big idiot? this coming from a guy who doesn’t understand that two is bigger than one. maybe Billy Madison will take tanhauser with him along his journey through elementary school.

  • Grappo

    I think Machida won, but I’m not taking a hard stance on that. The first 2 rounds were ridiculously difficult to call.

  • Symbul

    Some 10-10 action was definitely worth a look in the first two rounds.

    Anyway I’m surprised so many people don’t appreciate Machida’s style at all. He’s not the most active fighter but when he goes for the kill, does he ever.

  • frickshun

    Page took rds 1 & 2. R3 was NOT EVEN CLOSE TO 10-8.


  • SST

    R1 and R2 were close, but I gave it to Rampage since he was pushing the action.

  • Jemaleddin

    Nobody cares that a fighter thinks he won when he lost – why should we care when Rampage thinks he lost?

    Further: Rampage won. Anyone who says otherwise should rewatch the first two rounds and look at the mixture of fear and surprise on Lyoto’s face as he realizes that nobody told Rampage that you can’t just chase down Machida when he’s being elusive and WHERE’S YOUR POINT-FIGHTING NOW, PLAYBOY?

  • Blackula Jonez

    Let me first say that I am not the biggest fan of Pissbreath but he definitely lost that fight. Machida is in possession of one of the fastest straight left in MMA but he is so tentative to use it.

    I understand that most high level strikers usually need a min or two to get their range and timing down but after that don’t wait until the 10 second warning to steal the round with a flurry.

    When Machida actually went on the aggressive he damn near finished Rampage, I understand the man was knocked out in his last fight but he needs to tweak his style. Because he is on the verge of being figured out.

  • Blackula Jonez

    and don’t put too much stock in what Rampage one of the p4p headcases in mma says immediately post fight.