Rampage Jackson 'almost canceled' fight with Lyoto Machida at UFC 123

Rampage-machida-ufc-123-112_medium

Props: Sherdog.com

Quoteworthy:

"Man, I was horse as hell. I couldn't even get my howl out the way I wanted to. It was rough. I'm just happy I made it to the fight. The fight was almost canceled a couple of days ago. I caught a fever from my son, and I was throwing up, and then I had to cut the weight. But I didn't want to let my fans down. We don't always see eye-to-eye, but [UFC president Dana White] has always been there for me. I just couldn't tell Dana that I was pulling out of this fight. He probably would have cussed me the f*ck out."

Quinton Jackson speaks on nearly pulling out of his UFC 123 main event contest against Lyoto Machida due to a fever he caught from his son. Whatever ailment he may have had certainly didn't make itself evident in the fight as he was the aggressor and never stopped walking down his elusive opponent. There may be a contingent of fans, including "Rampage" himself, that were surprised by the judges decision to award Jackson the victory but nevertheless he moves one step closer to a rematch with nemesis Rashad Evans or current Light-Heavyweight Champion "Shogun" Rua. Did Jackson's illness affect his performance against the "Dragon?" Would a rematch go any differently, whether he's healthy or not? Have at it, Maniacs.

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join MMAmania.com

You must be a member of MMAmania.com to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at MMAmania.com. You should read them.

Join MMAmania.com

You must be a member of MMAmania.com to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at MMAmania.com. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_5349_tracker