"That was a time [2003-2005, with three losses via T(KO)] when I was sparing with amateurs preparing for a professional fight. I don't think I was at my best during those times. I'm not going to lie. It was preparation.... I know I needed sparing partners, and I'm not ashamed to say when something isn't going right. I found some pretty good sparing partners, and I'm getting my (butt) whooped every day and that's the way it needs to be. They frustrate the hell out of me, but it makes me better. I'm more disciplined in the way I eat and train. I used to have to cut 15 pounds the day before the fight, but I don't have to do that anymore. That makes me stronger, and I've been working on some things, but I haven't been able to show it in my last couple of fights. I haven't been able to show my new side."
-- Quinton "Rampage" Jackson tells the Houston Chronicle that he has stepped up his training and preparation for his upcoming bout with UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Chuck Liddell at UFC 71 on May 26 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.