"... I think they're making me a warm-up fight for Chuck...[laughs] but I don't think he's going to look at it like that ... match-ups make fights. Maybe Rampage is, uh, the way he matches up against Chuck He'll probably beat Chuck 7 out of 10 times. Chuck and me is a totally different fight. I think before or after the Rampage fight it doesn't matter. I think that I can surprise some people with some of the stuff I've learned ... as far as my game plan I never really have one. It can go to the ground I have my skills that I stick with. But I think now with my training and everything, I'm finally coming together into a complete well-rounded MMA fighter. I polished my boxing and everything is a lot better including my ground game. I think your going to see a totally different Keith Jardine ... it's going to be [a ver fan-friendly fight], definitely.... I beat Chuck that puts me in line right again for the title shot."
-- Quote mash from Keith Jardine talking to HacNews.com about his upcoming fight with former light heavyweight champion Chuck Liddell at UFC 76: "Knockout" on September 22 and more, including his upset loss to Houston Alexander at UFC 71. He also mentions that before the he was offered the Liddell fight he wanted to face 205-pound standout Mauricio "Shogun" Rua on the same card in Anaheim, Calif.