Ryan Bader Explains What Went Down With Rampage Jackson At Bellator 226

Former foes Ryan Bader and Rampage Jackson nearly came to blows this past weekend following Bellator 226 from San Jose's SAP Center.

From what Ryan Bader can remember, he had no idea what Quinton “Rampage” Jackson wanted at Bellator 226 this past Saturday night.

Bader was exiting the cage after a no-contest was declared between himself and Cheick Kongo for the heavyweight title. The event aired live on DAZN from the SAP Center in San Jose.

Related: Bellator 226 Results: Bader, Kongo Ends Early

As the former Ultimate Fighter winner was moving towards the back, though, he was confronted by Jackson. The two fought at UFC 144, with Bader – who is also the Bellator light heavyweight champion – earning a victory over the former UFC light heavyweight champion via decision.

“I was walking out and there was this big, fat guy there where the gate opens,” Bader said. “He said something like, ‘You did (the accidental eye poke) on purpose.’ And then he’s trying to fight me.

“I didn’t even know what was going on.”

Bader and Kongo was stopped after Kongo could no longer compete due to the eye poke. Jackson and Kongo have trained together in the past.

As for a possible Bader vs. Jackson rematch, “Darth” is down, saying “it would be super heavyweight,” and adding “it would be easier than the Kongo fight.”

Bellator 226 Highlights

Bellator 226: Bader Vs. Kongo Results

Ryan Bader (27-5, 1 NC) and Cheick Kongo (30-10-2, 1 NC) was ruled a no-contest due to an accidental eye poke for the Bellator heavyweight championship

Derek Campos (20-9) defeated Daniel Straus (26-9) via unanimous decision (30-26, 30-25, 30-25) in the Bellator Featherweight Grand Prix

Adam Borics (14-0) defeated Pat Curran (23-9) via TKO (punches) at 4:59 of round one in the Bellator Featherweight Grand Prix

Pedro Carvalho (11-3) defeated Sam Sicilia (17-10) via submission (face-crank) at 1:56 of round two in the Bellator Featherweight Grand Prix

Emmanuel Sanchez (19-4) defeated Tywan Claxton (5-1) via submission (triangle choke) at 4:11 of round two in the Bellator Featherweight Grand Prix

Daniel Carey (7-3) defeated Gaston Bolanos (5-2) via technical submission (guillotine) at 4:19 of round one

Ivan Batinich (4-1) defeated Daniel Compton (2-2) via submission (rear-naked choke) a 4:33 of round two

Tyson Miller (1-0) defeated Albert Gonzales (1-2) via TKO at 1:18 of round one

Alan Benson (1-1) defeated Favian Gutierrez (2-3) via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)

Peter Ishiguro (2-1) defeated Elias Anderson (0-1) via unanimous decision (29-28 x3)

Daniel Gonzalez (3-2) defeated Jon Adams (0-1-1) via TKO (strikes) at 4:56 of round two

Cornelius Savage (1-0) defeated Evan Gubera (0-2) via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)

John Macapa (23-4-2) defeated Ashleigh Grimshaw (20-11-1) via TKO (corner stoppage) at 5:00 of round two

Adam Piccolotti (12-3) defeated Jake Smith (7-3) via submission (rear-naked choke) at 2:34 of round two

Jessica Borga (3-2) defeated Amber Leibrock (3-4) via submission (armbar) at 4:45 of round one

Cass Bell (4-0) defeated Isaiah Rocha (1-1) via submission (guillotine choke) at 1:21 of round one

Batsumberel Dagvadorj (6-0) defeated James Terry (20-11) via submission (bulldog choke) at 2:43 of round one

Renato Valente Alves (6-4) defeated Abraham Vaesau (5-3) via submission (rear-naked choke) at 3:36 of round three

Hyder Amil (4-0) defeated Ignacio Ortiz (2-1-1) via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)

Chris Gonzalez (3-0) defeated Luis Vargas (2-4) via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-26, 30-25)

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