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Rampage Jackson on retirement (again)

Quinton "Rampage" Jackson retired once before and returned to fight again, which is nothing new for mixed martial artists, boxers, Brett Favre and others.

But he now seems to have a much clearer sense of what he wants out of the remainder of his MMA career, which continues Saturday against light heavyweight champion Jon Jones at UFC 135 in Denver.

“I’m near the end of my MMA career and I want to go out on top with a great legacy behind me and this is the first step," Jackson told Newsday. "I win the belt, and I defend it a couple times and beat the hell out of people, then I walk away from MMA. I want to walk away on top as champion. That’s my goal.”

Jackson said he had no idea of exactly how many more fights he wants, but was clear on one thing in particular: “I do know I want to revenge a few losses.”

Perhaps Forrest Griffin, who took the title from Rampage at UFC 86 in July 2008?

"Hell, yeah!" Jackson said.



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