Matt Hamill: 'I'm one fight away from the light heavyweight title'

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Quoteworthy:

"I was supposed to fight in Toronto against Phil Davis, but I wasn't really happy with [him being] my opponent. When I found out Rampage had no one to fight, Duff Holmes called Joe Silva and said 'Matt Hamill is available, Matt Hamill wants to fight Rampage.' Dana White wanted me to fight anyone in the top ten. Trust me, when I got Rampage, I got very excited. This is the moment I wanted, I'm one fight away from the title. This could be a great fight, it could be a war, it's not going to be easy but when an opponent is ranked better than me it keeps me motivated. May 28, I'll be ready."

What's this? Could it be? Matt Hamill is "one fight away" from challenging for the 205-pound title? Not if Quinton Jackson has anything to say about it in their upcoming fight at UFC 130 on May 28 in Las Vegas. "The Hammer" has quietly strung together five straight wins in the crowded light heavyweight division, but could the stars align and give fans "Jones vs. Hamill 2?" The former Ultimate Fighter (TUF) 3 star was nailed by Johnny "Bones" but walked away with a disqualification win after the top contender got a little overzealous with his 12-6 elbows, currently outlawed in North American MMA. Does Hamill have the chops to get past Jackson, or will the former PRIDE star settle a score of his own and work his way back to a Mauricio "Shogun" Rua rematch? Let the chips fall where they may -- but how do you see this fight unfolding? Opinions, please.

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