Tonight’s UFC 123 main event showdown between Quinton ‘Rampage’ Jackson and Lyoto Machida ended in a somewhat controversial decision with Rampage just sneaking it by split decision.
After the fight Rampage looked surprised and admitted to Joe Rogan that he felt Machida deserved a rematch. With the Brazilian voicing his agreement in the octagon it looked like a second fight could be on the cards, but at the post-fight press conference Dana White had a different point of view, agreeing with the judges decision.
“I thought Rampage won rounds one and two, Machida won the third,” White said, noting that he was somewhat annoyed at Jackson acting as if he had lost and being surprised at the decision.
For his part Rampage also appeared to have had a change of heart by the time he got to the post-fight press conference. He pointed to the fact that his trainers thought he won, and Dana as well as reason enough to consider this a valid win.
“This ain’t my show homie I just fight here,” Rampage then said when asked whether he was going back on his promise to give Machida a second chance.
With that said White then confirmed that there would be no immediate rematch between the two. The UFC president didn’t confirm that Rampage would now be getting a title shot against the winner of Shogun Vs Evans either though but it’s certainly a possibility.