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"I'm going to end his hype tomorrow, that's what I told him. It's about time he grew up and started acting like a real MMA fighter to put on a front for these fans. Stare people down -- that's what we do."
-- Hot diggity. Quinton Jackson refused to let light heavyweight champion Jon Jones look to the floor during their staredown at the UFC 135 weigh in event, getting right in his face and forcing the 24-year-old phenom "to act like a real MMA fighter." After their eyes locked, the pair began to once again flap their gums, exchanging the last in a long line of pre-fight pleasantries before they lock horns tomorrow night (Sept. 24, 2011) in Denver, Colorado. It can't come soon enough. "Bones" vs. "Rampage," a.k.a Speed vs. Power, is a bitter battle between the new guard and the old, pitting perhaps the future of the sport at 205 pounds against one of the division's most consistently successful fighters in the past decade. Is the future now or will Jackson derail Jones' hype train before it even has a chance to get too far from the station? Remember, speed supposedly kills.