Rampage Jackson: Losing to Forrest Griffin Was the Best Thing That Ever Happened to Me

As he prepares for his fight with Wanderlei Silva at UFC 92, Quinton "Rampage" Jackson is thinking about the way losing has made him better. But he's not thinking about his two losses to Silva, in 2003 and 2004. He's thinking about his most recent loss, to Forrest Griffin, who took the UFC light heavyweight title from him in July.

"My last fight was the best thing that happened to me," Rampage said in a call to promote UFC 92. "I got rid of some old baggage and it made me hungrier. It made me train really hard -- my cardio is the best it's ever been -- and it made me think about my career."

Rampage said thinking about his career meant thinking of himself as a professional athlete who needs to take complete care of his body -- especially what he puts into his body.

Rampage Jackson: Losing to Forrest Griffin Was the Best Thing That Ever Happened to Me originally appeared on MMA FanHouse on Wed, 17 Dec 2008 17:19:00 EST . Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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