Jon Jones and Rampage Jackson appear side by side on "Jimmy Kimmel...

Jon Jones and Rampage Jackson appear side by side on "Jimmy Kimmel Live"

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UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Jon “Bones” Jones, alongside current number-one contender Quinton “Rampage” Jackson, appeared together on the set of ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel Live Monday night to promote their upcoming title clash. Unsurprisingly, the majority of their appearance was spent exchanging verbal jabs, as each fighter assured victory ahead of this Saturday night’s stacked UFC 135 fight-card.

Jones vs. Rampage will headline the event, set to go down September 24th from the Pepsi Center in Denver, Colorado. In addition to the Light Heavyweight showdown, also featured will be a Welterweight bout between former division champ Matt Hughes and Josh Koscheck, as well as a Heavyweight tilt pitting rising contender Travis Browne against the U.K.’s Rob Broughton.

 


 

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  • http://lowkickmma.com/author/godsofwararise godsofwararise

    Haha, the ‘black gremlin’ line was awesome. They did a great job promoting the fight.

  • http://lowkickmma.com/author/whitemare whitemare

    wow cant beileve they did that

  • http://lowkickmma.com/author/HoustonsOwn HoustonsOwn

    That was AWESOME! …. buuuuuuuut Rampage better speed up his pursuit and attacks while in the ring, no more slowly walking forward, that will only get his tree trunks chopped at round after round…

  • http://lowkickmma.com/author/soiWANNABEafighter soiWANNABEafighter

    That was cool! Nice to see mma to get this kind of mainstream attention! And those 2 did a really good job. …..oh and Jones looks huge compared to Rampage.

  • http://lowkickmma.com/author/doomrider7 doomrider7

    After this interview I laugh at anyone that still believes the whole “Spygate” crap.

  • http://lowkickmma.com/author/HATEOCRACY HATEOCRACY

    Yeah I wanna see Shogun’s chin destroy Bones knee caps again also.

  • http://lowkickmma.com/author/random_mma random_mma

    As entertaining as that was (and I’m sure it reached a number of prospective new audience);

    I hope UFC doesn’t go into a pro-wrestling type trash talking – esp. with the fighters who don’t know how to; it’s just painful to watch.

    Best to leave it with guys like rampage, tito, nick diaz, etc. they’re always entertaining to watch – and how can we forget Mr. Sonnen.

    and yeah you’re right, I was thinking the same thing, Jones just gets douche-ier every minute.

  • http://lowkickmma.com/author/headxkick headxkick

    Jackson would always win a war of words w/ anyone in ufc just about but i think bones will take this one , prolly a ud .

  • http://lowkickmma.com/author/griffin griffin

    jon jones is so ****y and tries so dam hard to be funny but he just looks like a fool

  • http://lowkickmma.com/author/DavidSaucier David Saucier

    your just a bundle of hate, lay off the roids.

  • http://lowkickmma.com/author/HATEOCRACY HATEOCRACY

    I always get a lil edgy before going 2 work D.S.

  • http://lowkickmma.com/author/DavidSaucier David Saucier

    wasnt for you Hate it was for Dozer

  • http://lowkickmma.com/author/KeyboardContender Keyboard Contender

    (.Y.)

  • http://lowkickmma.com/author/TheRealDeal TheRealDeal

    Jones got the better of Rampage on the one-liners during the interview, was well spoken, well dressed (acts and dresses like a champion, just like GSP), and Rampage is just sitting there in his T-shirt and jeans waiting to get his A** whooped on Saturday.

    And when are you going to let the whole “spy” thing go, Rampage? Getting ready to use it as your excuse for losing I bet.

  • http://lowkickmma.com/author/BillCosby Bill Cosby

    B========D———

  • http://lowkickmma.com/author/JoeFaceHood JoeFaceHood

    2nd video went down, here’s a replacement: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bS5Txpjth5I

  • http://lowkickmma.com/author/LonnieBatt Lonnie Batt

    that was very harmless Dana should be very proud of those two being on public tv with a new fox deal you can imagine how tastless this could have been but it really wasnt maybe Dana had to prep them and remind them that they were his first two spokespeople for the new deal…great job guys!!!!!

  • http://lowkickmma.com/author/sho'nuff sho’nuff

    Keep on dreaming dozer. I would think that if it really was because of Shogun caming off an injury, you would want Jones to win . That way Shogun could get his revenge and take the belt from the man who took it from him..

  • http://lowkickmma.com/author/Spyridon Spyridon

    I don’t like how people are being forced to hype fights either. I would be willing to bet that a lot of the Jones hate would not exist if he wasnt being put in a position where he had to hype a fight as a champion.

    Note how that’s when the hate all started – once he became champion and the big league hypers (Rashad & Rampage) started in on em?

  • http://lowkickmma.com/author/Spyridon Spyridon

    I can agree it was harmless and stayed tasteful. But I don’t think Jones is the best person to be put in a position like this. You can tell he’s just not very comfortable trash talking.

  • http://lowkickmma.com/author/cranestyle cranestyle

    I think Jimmy is right. They might talk trash, but dudes that really dislike each other don’t usually laugh at the other one’s jokes.

    I I don’t mind trash talking when it real, but am tired of contrived BS and glad there was none here.

    Two of the best fighters in the world want the belt and will try to knock each other senseless for five rounds,. That’s enough drama for me.

  • http://lowkickmma.com/author/ClosetCasey ClosetCasey

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  • http://lowkickmma.com/author/ClosetCasey ClosetCasey

    Dammit, the vagina is off center.

  • http://lowkickmma.com/author/codemaster codemaster

    I am guessing that both of these fighters will walk away with a cool million apiece at minimum. If Rampage can get the PPV nujmbers up–perhaps much more. In addition, sponsorship/ad money for a title match should be pretty sweet.

    The money will get much better in the near future, but that is still a lot of cheese. A little bit of PR makes fighter’s a lot more money–and is a relatively small price to pay for wealth that could last a lifetime.

  • http://lowkickmma.com/author/fingerssfv fingerssfv

    Man, is Rampage right or what? Why couldn’t Jones just say one thing decent? You could see Rampage thinking about saying something decent about Jon’s clothing (shoes, possibly), but after Jones’ ****y bull (“…I could just close my eyes and punch you in the face…”), I mean, come on! But what do we expect from a 23 year old brash, but victorious fighter? He has beaten everyone he’s faced, so far. I can assure you, he will not stand there and trade blows with Rampage, but instead use his reach advantage, keeping Jackson at bay, while also using those long legs of his, (he did watch plenty of videos over and over) and he likes trying things he’s practiced in training. So far, those things haven’t truly gotten him in too much trouble. I’ve seen him try those spinning back fists, but he tried that on Shogun and got caught once, although he didn’t pay for it. I thought Rua hit harder than that. Either way, Rampage will get in some shots, and all he needs is to get that boy up against the cage to do some “dirty boxing”, even if it isn’t really dirty. He’s a slugger and a slammer. If Jones is on the mat, trying to submit Rampage, look for a slam. Once Jackson gets close enough, he’ll be letting those fists fly. Endurance may be an issue, if this fight goes longer than expected. I see Jones winning by 5 round decision-or-Jackson winning by KO in the 2nd or 3rd. Jones won’t attack Jackson in the first round, so look for Jackson not to try to hunt him down. No, he’ll keep his eye out for a mistake (opening) and capitalize on it, but as long as Jones stays far enough away, he’ll stand a better chance at picking at Rampage, gaining ground and points from that. He could win my decision, if he holds Rampage off, striking with jabs, spinning back fists, knees and kicking, but I sure do not see the two going toe-to-toe. Not at all.

  • http://lowkickmma.com/author/Spyridon Spyridon

    You know talk shows are rehearsed, right?

  • http://lowkickmma.com/author/Six Six

    Rooting for Rampage …

    What i don’t get is his respect “issues” with young fighters.
    Rampage says the exact same things to and about King Mo .. Like all the fighters are supposed to line up to kiss the “DON”.

    Seems to be the only bug up his ass about Jones though.

  • http://lowkickmma.com/author/azzkika azzkika

    Yup, people are hating on him cos he comes off as ****y. I thought they were both pretty funny and dunno why there’s so much hating on Jones. A fanatstic confident fighter, same as rampage really but with more dimensions to his game and gadget limbs.

  • http://lowkickmma.com/author/DavidSaucier David Saucier

    I believe your assessment of this fight is greatly off

  • http://lowkickmma.com/author/RabbitPuncher RabbitPuncher

    Quentin can def take (and make) a joke better than Jones. I’m hoping it goes the same for punches too.

  • http://lowkickmma.com/author/knn03 knn03

    It’s just a friendly rivalry. These two are really good friends because their common ground is Rashad.

  • http://lowkickmma.com/author/azzkika azzkika

    Some of Jones’ one liners were quality in that interview. I thought the “You should be” when Rampage was asked if he get nrevous before a fight was pure class. Obviously Jones is a ****y arrogant wanker for making such a remark going by some so called fans remarks, but i thought it was great.