On a Rampage
For those who missed the action Saturday night at UFC 75, Irvine's Quinton "Rampage" Jackson defeated Dan Henderson to retain his Light Heavyweight Championship. Jackson won by unanimous decision after a tough fight that went the distance.
Jackson's trainer, Lake Forest's Juanito Ibarra, must be extremely happy, not only with Jackson's performance, but also with all of his fighters. Frenchman Cheick Kongo delivered a stunning upset over the highly favored Croatian Mirko "Cro Cop" Filipović.
The U.K.'s Michael "the Count" Bisping – who also trained with Jackson and Kongo in Big Bear, defeated rival Matt Hamill in a controversial split decision. Anyone who saw that fight could reasonably deduce that Hamill – who controlled most of the fight and inflicted the most damage – was robbed.
Rampage Jackson also won the quote of the night with this post fight remark about Henderson:
I knew he was tough, but I never knew he would beat up my fist with his face. Man, my fists hurt right now.