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Rampage Jackson: I'm a street fighter, not a martial artist (Video)

"I couldn't give a rat's ass if I beat Ryan Bader or not, I just want to put on the best show the world has ever seen. I never claimed to be a martial artist or a guy who's good at everything. I'm a street fighter. There's a lot of things I don't care about. I don't care to know what my opponent's doing, I don't care to know his skills or stuff like that, because I'm a brawler. Ya know, a street fight you just walk up to the guy and start a fight. You ain't got no tape on this guy."

Former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Light Heavyweight Champion Quinton Jackson doesn't care about beating Ryan Bader, can't be bothered with watching any tape on his opponent and just wants to brawl. He also wants to put on an amazing show for his Japanese fans when he returns to the "Land of the Rising Sun" at UFC 144 this Saturday night (Feb. 25, 2012) at the Saitama Super Arena in Japan. Unfortunately his approach to this fight -- and an amazing performance -- may be mutually exclusive. Anyone think "Rampage" is just talking it up for the cameras? Or is he really going into his contest against "Darth" with a street fight mentality?

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