Rampage Jackson suffered a brutal KO loss to Fedor Emelianenko at Bellator Japan last night.
Fedor utterly dominated the proceedings early and went on to knockout Jackson inside the first round in Saitama.
It's the first time he's suffered a KO via punches in his two decade career.
Vintage Fedor performance against Rampage (via @BellatorMMA) pic.twitter.com/wARMH8jZns
- ESPN MMA (@espnmma) December 29, 2019
The single shot managed to see the 41-year-old collapse to the floor in a heap and give Emelianenko his first win since 2018.
Twitter reacted to the knockout and think it should call time on Jackson's career.
Rampage was a punching bag. A sad ending to a great career and it's hard to blame fedor. Rampage needs to retire as well, that was embarrassing.
- DerekJ (@derekjo57629593) December 29, 2019
Looks like Rampage been on a rampage at the buffets lately :grimacing:.
- Kevin (@KBFaircloth12) December 29, 2019
Rampage didn't take a dive. He's just a chubby old man now. Fedor clearly still trains and stays in good condition. Rampage looked like he was trying to remember how to fight. Bellator should be ashamed at this being the headlining fight of the card. It was tragic to watch.
- Dan (@DanDawsyeh) December 29, 2019
Poor Rampage. He may of quit after that hit but he didn't take a dive. The game has surpassed him sadly.
- George (@olygeorge_) December 29, 2019
He also sustained a nasty gash following the strike.
Many had commented on Jackson's weight during the fight and even the man himself admitted it was an issue.
Following the fight, he took to Instagram and posted a video in which he says he 'felt like a hippopotamus' in the octagon.
"I got to get my damn weight down," he said. "I felt like a hippopotamus out there. But that's my fault. No excuses. It's all right. I'll be back. But I ain't coming back at heavyweight. I've got to lose this weight."
Meanwhile, Emelianeko is is eyeing two more fights before hanging up his gloves.
The Russian told ESPN:
"For this day, particularly this day, [two more fights] is the plan.
"But we'll see."
Whatever weight you are, the shot Jackson was hit with is likely to see anyone tumble to the canvas.
Featured Image Credit: Bellator
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