Rampage conflicted more than Fedor fight: ‘The final point he desires is to get knocked out’ – MMA Mania

Quinton Jackson is a longtime close friend and fan of Fedor Emelianenko, acquiring competed along with “The Very last Emperor” for Satisfaction Preventing Championship extra than a 10 years in the past, even getting the privilege of contacting some of the Russian’s most memorable fights.

Like this insane, occur-from-at the rear of victory.

That is why Jackson is conflicted about struggling with Emelianenko below the Bellator MMA banner this weekend when “Rampage” helps make his return to Japan. Plus, it doesn’t assistance that his opponent is forty three decades-aged and coming off a 1st-spherical knockout decline to Ryan Bader.

“It’s been type of tricky for me to mentally prepare and get all set for this combat,” Jackson informed reporters ahead of this weekend’s motion. “You fellas know how I like to knock people today out, my team’s like, ‘Oh, you got to knock him out, you acquired to knock him out,’ and me remaining a large fan of Fedor, I’m thinking that is the previous point he wants is to get knocked out appropriate absent and things like that, but none of that matters mainly because when I get in that cage, ‘Rampage’ do not have no mates. I don’t even like that motherfucker. Nobody likes ‘Rampage,’ ‘Rampage’ really don’t like no person, so it don’t issue.”

Jackson (38-13), who turned forty one back in June, has not competed considering the fact that his specialized knockout earn in excess of Wanderlei Silva at Bellator 206 back in Sept. 2016. Prior to that, “Rampage” dropped back-to-again conclusions to longtime wrestlers Chael Sonnen and Muhammed Lawal.

Both Jackson and Emelianenko have almost a hundred fights amongst them and a combined 40 years in combined martial arts (MMA), but one of the major criticisms heading into their heavyweight affair is their age and of training course, earlier problems incurred, which is why Emelianenko is on his “retirement tour.”

Or not.