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Rampage Jackson: Rashad Evans was a TUF 10 coach because Lyoto Machida couldn't speak English


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"I would have preferred to have done The Ultimate Fighter (TUF) against Machida to fix the problem back in the day, from square one, just 'X' Rashad out because he don't got the damn belt, but Machida's English is not so good so I get stuck having to fight Rashad and he's all cocky thinking he did something good because he's on The Ultimate Fighter but like dude, you just got knocked the hell out! You're on The Ultimate Fighter by default because the dude that knocked you out don't speak English bro. Don't be coming here acting like that. This is the type of thing I'm dealing with. It's just annoying actually."

Former UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Quinton Jackson has his sights set on a "Shogun" Rua rematch from their PRIDE days with the assumption that he flattens former opposing TUF 10 coach Rashad Evans in the main event of UFC 114 on May 29 in Las Vegas. "Rampage" skipped town on a UFC 107 fight against "Sugar" to film his role as B.A. Baracus in the upcoming A-Team movie. Was Jackson cheated out of his chance to face Machida because of the language barrier? Or was facing Evans the right move for him at that point in his career?

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