‘He’s the Dirtiest Fighter’- Quinton ‘Rampage’ Jackson Says Jon Jones Poked Him Illegally Multiple Times

Published 09/05/2021, 12:15 PM EDT
LAS VEGAS, NV – JULY 06: Jon Jones enters the octagon in his UFC light heavyweight championship fight during the UFC 239 event at T-Mobile Arena on July 6, 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC)


Former UFC light-heavyweight champion, Quinton Jackson recently appeared at the Thicc Boy Podcast. Among many things discussed was one of Jackson’s old opponents and the former UFC light-heavyweight king, Jon Jones. ‘Rampage’ thinks Jones is one of the dirtiest fighters in the UFC.

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He’s like the dirtiest fighter, he’s the dirtiest fighter,” said Jackson. “They had to change the rule because of him. When I fought him, whenever I was like have any type of advantage, he’ll put his fingers in my eyes,” he added.

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Your eyeball is your weakest thing in your body. So, when I was fighting him, he was like this the whole time. It’s hard to train for this too,” he said further.

He poked me in the eye and then when you come in and advance, he kick your knee backwards. They should make that illegal,” Jackson added.

Jackson and Jones fought in UFC 135 in 2011. Many believe Jackson, being the vicious striker that he is, would give Jones some problems that the latter hadn’t yet faced in his young career. However, that wasn’t the case, as ‘Bones’ completely dominated one of the scariest fighters in the UFC roster in that fight.

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When can fans see Jon Jones back in action?

Jones hasn’t fought for over a year as his last appearance inside the Octagon was a title defense against Dominick Reyes at UFC 247. Fans are in anticipation of seeing the consensus greatest UFC fighter of all time back in action.

HOUSTON, TEXAS – FEBRUARY 08: Jon Jones celebrates his victory over Dominick Reyes in their light heavyweight championship bout during the UFC 247 event at Toyota Center on February 08, 2020 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)

A super-fight against the current UFC heavyweight champion Francis Ngannou is something that fans have been wanting to see for a while now. However, contract negotiations between the fighters and the UFC have taken a hit on multiple occasions, as all parties involved are yet to come to terms.

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Apratim Banerjee is an MMA author for EssentiallySports and has been writing professionally for almost a year. Before his current gig, Apratim worked as a UFC writer for Sportskeeda. A long-time MMA fan, Apratim has developed a critical eye for the sport that has helped him transfer his vast knowledge to his copies and give hardcore and casual readers a detailed insight into the fights and fighters.

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