Can Rampage Reclaim the Title in the UFC 114 Betting Actions?

December 2, 2010 UFC

MMA betting fans thought Rampage Jackson might be the next champion and if things go his way, he might just be back on the path to living up.

On May 29th, 1010 at the MGM in Las Vegas, Quentin “Rampage” Jackson, will face off against former UFC light heavyweight champ Rashad Evans in the UFC 114 odds competition with the winner almost certainly getting a title shot.

There have never been any questions about Jackson’s ability and there isn’t anyone doubting his physical ability in the run up to the UFC 114 betting action either.  But there are plenty of people who place their money against Jackson in the upcoming UFC 114 betting action because they doubt his commitment and focus to winning in MMA wagering contests.

Jackson’s doubters are plenty and the UFC 114 odds will be a great opportunity to put their money where their mouth is.  And there are plenty of reasons for people to bet against him in the UFC 114 betting.

For one thing he hasn’t fought in any MMA betting contest in more than a year and his last fight prior to the May 29th UFC 114 betting action was in March of 2009.

Granted, it was a unanimous decision against Keith Jardine, a very strong MMA betting opponent, but that was ages ago as far as a fighting schedule goes.

Since that fight Jackson has been filming a movie and some UFC 114 betting commentators question if he’s had enough time to train and if his focus on fighting has been intense enough for a difficult opponent like Evans.

And of course there is the matter of his bizarre behavior and subsequent arrest for felony reckless driving which nearly threatened to derail his MMA betting career.

Jackson has the skills to win this fight as evidenced by his impressive 30-7 record in UFC betting contests.  He is also entering the prime of his MMA career and is 8-1 over his past 10 UFC betting battles against top ranked light heavyweights like Wanderlei Silva, Chuck Lidell, and Forrest Griffin.

If Jackson is victorious in the UFC 114 betting action he’ll get a title fight.  But if he doesn’t win in the UFC 114 betting action it might just close the door on shot at the light heavyweight belt in the future.