Rampage Wants Fourth Silva Fight
Even though Quinton Jackson may have lost twice in his trilogy with Wanderlei Silva, the Bellator star is looking for one more chance to even the record.
Jackson told Ariel Helwani on Monday’s edition of The MMA Hour that following his loss to Chael Sonnen in January, he’s interested in a fight with Silva as his next opponent inside the Bellator cage.
“I owe Wanderlei another ass whooping, I’ll tell you that,” Jackson said. “I know he’s not a heavyweight. The last time I fought him I knocked him out of the weight class. But he beat me twice. I only beat him once. I think I owe him another ass whooping.”
The rivalry has spanned from PRIDE to the UFC, with two fights won by Silva in 2003’s PRIDE middleweight Grand Prix Final, and 2004 in a bout for the PRIDE middleweight title, as Jackson would gain his sole victory four years later in a 2008 win at UFC 92
The largest issue facing a fourth fight is weight, as Jackson has transitioned to heavyweight, while Silva has spent most of his career below 205 pounds. Jackson told Helwani that he could consider the weight cut, but with his walking around weight being around 250 pounds, it would be a struggle.
“If I had my way,” Jackson said. “But like I said, Wanderlei is not a heavyweight. I probably could get down to 205 now that I’ve got my nutritionist.
Original Story: MMA Fighting