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UFC Recalls Rampage Jackson in Pride

Thomas Gerbasi of has a good look today at the career of Quinton "Rampage" Jackson, and it's nice to see the old Pride days get some attention on the UFC's official web site. Here's Rampage's first Pride fight, a loss to Kazushi Sakuraba:

Although he lost that fight, it established Rampage as an up-and-comer in MMA.

"I remember my stomach feeling like I swallowed a brick," Jackson recalled in 2007. "I still, to this day, think that somebody poisoned my room service or something like that. I was happy that it was my biggest paycheck to date, but I know they brought me there to lose. They made me lose all this weight when Pride didn't even have weight classes. I knew there was no way I could win. But I knew I couldn't turn back and not fight. I said, 'I've got to go out there and put on the best show possible and do my best so I could at least make a name for myself and Pride would have me back.'
Rampage had a great career in Pride, and he'll get a chance to avenge two of his losses there when he takes on Wanderlei Silva at UFC 92.

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