Quinton “Rampage” Jackson has been in the news a lot lately. Recently we found out that he is, in fact, going to fight at UFC 186. Rampage is well known for his personality, attire and accessories, as well as his fighting style. All of these attributes make the fourty six fight veteran one of the most marketable names in the sport. He comes off as brash and reckless, and that translates to his fighting style as well.

Though he has been vocal against wrestling in mma, his name is built upon a wrestling move that really put him on the map. In 2004, Rampage knocked out Ricardo Arona during a Pride event, with a suplex. That move won’t just be a highlight reel moment for Rampage, but for the sport as a whole.

The suplexe is an offensive throw that is utilized in wrestling, but rarely seen in mma. There are many variations, but the purpose is to slam your opponent on their back or head. There are a handful of Dagestani fighters, such as No. 1 UFC lightweight Khabib Nurmagomedov, that have become more prominent in recent years that have been able to rag doll their opponents and apply moves such as, or similar to the suplex. Whenever a fighter gets it done, it’s impossible not to go back in time to the time Rampage knocked out Arona inside the Saitama Super Arena.

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Michael Davis
Director, Business Development/Senior Staff Writer

Michael Davis is a seasoned professional in the world of finance. In recent years, he has worked for Fortune 500 companies and consulted at one of the largest hedge funds in the world. After working closely with a mixed martial arts management company, he realized he could apply his skills to the sport he loved. The culmination of his professional experience and passion for MMA have led him to his role as Senior Staff Writer and Director of Business Development at The MMA Corner.