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Rampage Is ‘Not Excited’ About Hamill Match-Up

(You’re joking, right?He used a fake penis for his urine test? Doesn’t that make him gay?)

Quinton “Rampage” Jackson was on MMAFighting’s The MMA Hour yesterday and he expressed his distaste with being paired up with a replacement Matt Hamill at UFC 130 when ┬áhis original opponent Thiago Silva was forced off the card after being suspended for falsifying a urine test to hide steroid use.

“Thiago Silva is the type of guy I would love to fight because he has great stand up and he comes to fight most of the time, so I was looking forward to fighting a guy like that,” Jackson explained. “Matt Hamill wasn’t on my radar at all. I wasn’t excited at all. But then again, not a whole lot gets me excited.”

(Video courtesy of YouTube/Road2Rampage)

Hammil has been quoted as saying he plans on breaking the former UFC light heavyweight champion’s will, and in the video above, besides eating Greek twice a week, he says that he plans to do so on the feet.

Jackson scoffed at the notion.

“He’s just got to jive himself up so he actually thinks he can stay with me. If you’ve seen my fights over history, I don’t think my will gets broken too often for anybody to even say that. Matt Hamill is a great wrestler and stuff like that, but I’ve got more experience than him and I’ve fought a lot tougher people than he’s fought,” he pointed out. “He’s got a while to go before he can say he can break anybody’s will.”

He went on to tell host Ariel Helwani that he will be the one deciding the outcome of the bout and that he will do so in emphatic fashion.

“I just know that I plan to go out there and be very aggressive and very exciting,” he said. “That’s all I know.”

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sakurabasear- May 18, 2011 at 6:51 pm
Role reversal - Hamill's going to knock Rampage senseless.
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KarmaAteMyCat- May 17, 2011 at 4:59 pm
BaghdadBob- May 17, 2011 at 3:52 pm
I hope Hamill doesn't hear about this
NotReadyStatus- May 17, 2011 at 3:42 pm
Look at the bright side Rampage! At least you won't break a mitt on Mark's mooshy noggin.
parchy mcthirst- May 17, 2011 at 1:55 pm
Matt Hamill neglected to mention that Mark Hamill will be in his corner during the fight. Use the force, young Hammer
dillweed- May 17, 2011 at 1:34 pm
coulda had these two coach TUF against each other, would that have been awkward? "what the hell did he just say?" that could be a rampage quote or a hamill quote. coulda had a dance contest between these two, that'd be intertaining
jayray- May 17, 2011 at 1:26 pm
at the end of the jones fight, his eyes were so full of blood that I thought maybe he had been blinded.
Gladheateher- May 17, 2011 at 1:19 pm
This fight is more about Quinten Jackson VS Rampage, rather than Quinten Rampage Jackson VS Matt The Hammer Hamill.
BigBalluh- May 17, 2011 at 1:14 pm
Did matt hamill say hes nevered knocked anyone out? he fucking dropped mark munoz and made him eat his own knee. He's very modest, something that I respect. Gunna be interesting considering the experience of striking rampage has compared to hamill, could get hammil dropped, but never know
intercept440- May 17, 2011 at 12:51 pm
this has got to be one of the worst matchups in history... i like hamill ..he gots tons of herat.. but lets face it he isnt explosive at all, his wrestling is good..but jackson is going to knock him out most likely..
LET IT RAIN- May 17, 2011 at 12:21 pm
when did The Hammer go blind to require braille? Everyone knows that only Frank Dux can fight blind. the man is deaf.
DARKHORSE06- May 17, 2011 at 12:18 pm
@ El Guapo - Your words have brought tears of joy to my eyes.
rlh61- May 17, 2011 at 12:18 pm
Fried, Guapo, and Viva...keepin' it reaaalll!
Viva Hate- May 17, 2011 at 12:08 pm
Hamill also said that Rampage was such a bad actor that even he could hear the boos.
Lopes- May 17, 2011 at 11:58 am
Who took mah tayk?
El Guapo- May 17, 2011 at 11:57 am
I think it's offensive to the Hammer that half the article is in braille. That would be like doing half a Nick Ring article in gay.
Fried Taco- May 17, 2011 at 11:51 am
Rampage was hoping to fight Dorothy Hamill, and got Matt instead. I can understand his disappointment.
ExpectJesusBro- May 17, 2011 at 11:50 am
capitol I (x2)^^^
ExpectJesusBro- May 17, 2011 at 11:49 am
As much as i would rather see this fight be exciting, i think Hamill's gonna take you down and lay on (control?) you to a decision. How's 'bout them apples...