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UFC Quick Quote: No immediate rematch planned for 'brilliant' Rampage Jackson and Lyoto Machida


"No [when asked if a rematch was in store for Jackson and Machida]. As far as I’m concerned, and as far as the judges are concerned, Rampage won the fight.... [Machida] put on that burst [in the third round] where he landed five or six punches but there was no knockdown. You don’t win a fight by landing five or six punches. It’s a three round fight. You win two of the rounds, then you’re the winner.... Rampage fought a brilliant fight tonight. I loved the way that every time Machida would throw a leg kick — here’s the thing, if Rampage fights the way he usually does and Machida keeps throwing those leg kicks, Rampage wouldn’t have been able to walk after the second round. But every time Machida would throw that leg kick, Rampage would come forward and fire. When they would clinch, Rampage would do damage the entire time. I thought he fought a brilliant fight and the type of fight he had to against Machida."

-- UFC President Dana White tells the Las Vegas Sun that he has no interest in running back last night's UFC 123 main event between former light heavyweight champions Quinton "Rampage" Jackson and Lyoto Machida. No time soon, anyway. Jackson -- who White feels won the first two rounds "100 percent" -- earned a split decision from two of the three judges sitting ringside, which appeared to catch him off guard when Bruce Buffer announced the result. He would later go onto explain that his reaction was caused by how the fight ended, which was basically him eating several Brazilian knuckle sandwiches. Those "five or six punches" clearly were not difference makers in the judges eyes ... nor White's. How about you -- did Machida win the fight or did they get this one right?

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