There has been much written over rivalry between Quinton Rampage Jackson and Wanderlei Silva over the years, but according to Jackson it’s Silva that had the problem with him, not the other way round.

“I never disliked Wanderlei, even after he beat me twice,” Jackson tells Fighters Only Magazine.

“I’ve always been a fan of his, I always liked the way he fought. The last time I fought him I was just fed up with how he was talking and the stuff he was saying, you know?…it was my time to take him out.”

Having said that Jackson would like the chance to get back in the octagon with ‘The Axe Murderer.’

“I owe him two more fights so I can be on top, but, hell, he dropped weight classes so what can I do? – I ain’t going to ’85 (middleweight).”

Never say never though, Silva commented just this week that he would be happy to move up and down between the middleweight and light-heavyweight divisions if required.

Watch the full interview below:

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