“I just want my fans to know, I was at my worst and Forrest was at his best - and I still beat him. I’m not a sore loser, shit happens. But I was hoping that Forrest would be a man and come out and say ‘You know what, I didn’t win that fight’, especially after he watched it. I wasn’t really sure, right at the end of the fight... I know he hurt me and punched me in the face a couple of times but I was bobbing and weaving and making him miss, stuff like that. I was hoping that he would come out later after he saw the fight and say ‘yeah, I saw the fight and I lost that fight. After the fight, I said ‘I’ve got to give you a lot of respect, because you hurt my leg and you had a good game plan. But now, I don’t respect him as a man. Because if it was me, I would have said, ‘I have to give him a rematch right away, to remove all doubt. I’m a man and when you fight it’s all about honor. I’m not angry at him or anything, don’t get me wrong, but I’ve lost respect for him as a man."What fight was he watching? "Bobbing and weaving"? How about walking straight ahead flat-footed, getting repeatedly kicked in the leg, and barely throwing ten punches a round? Jackson is a tremendous fighter and at his best is without a doubt one of best in the sport. His problem has always been when he is not at his best. Legends win when they have an off day. Good fighters do not. For him to question the manhood of another fighter because he lost a fight is disrespectful and idiotic. He is acting like he dominated the fight for five rounds then the judges took it away from him. Maybe he needs another beating from Wanderlei Silva to wake him up.
The funniest thing about his comments is he blames Griffin for not "giving" him a rematch. You went nuts in a monster truck - running from the police and hitting a pregnant woman, and it is Griffin's fault you are not getting an immediate rematch? There was not universal appeal for a rematch. Most fans were not interested in seeing another five rounds of you barely throwing punches and never defending a kick the entire fight. Then you went nuts and fans decided you were no longer serious about fighting. Stop blaming others (Griffin, Ibarra, Judges) and start blaming yourself.