UFC News: Chael Sonnen Accuses Quinton 'Rampage' Jackson of Ducking Fights

John HeinisSenior Analyst IJanuary 2, 2013

TUALATIN, OR - JUNE 26:  Chael Sonnen works out with is coach Clayton Hires at the Team Quest gym on June 26, 2012 in Tualatin, Oregon.  Sonnen will fight Anderson Silva July 7, 2012 at UFC 148 in Las Vegas, Nevada.  (Photo by Jonathan Ferrey/Getty Images)
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UFC light heavyweight title contender Chael Sonnen has added fuel to the fire in his ongoing feud with former divisional champion Quinton "Rampage" Jackson.

On Sunday, the outspoken former two-time middleweight title challenger took to Twitter to accuse Jackson of ducking fights. 


A guy on the ROSTER is DUCKING FIGHTS until his contract expires!For legal reasons,I can't say his name, but it rhymes with JENTON QUACKSON!

— chael sonnen (@sonnench) December 30, 2012


Dating back to March, Jackson has expressed his disdain for fighting under the UFC banner, despite the fact he has just one bout left on his contract. 

Eventually, the former PRIDE star and his employer came to terms, booking Jackson a fight with rising star Glover Teixeira.

The two will meet at UFC on FOX 6 later this month, but Rampage is not expected to negotiate a new UFC contract afterward—win or lose.

Meanwhile, Sonnen is set to meet current light heavyweight champion Jon Jones in April, after the two coach opposite one another on the upcoming season of The Ultimate Fighter.

Jackson has not sat idly by as "The American Gangster" has called him out, though. He has ripped Sonnen for his lack of punching power and wrestle-heavy style inside the cage.  

Is it possible that Jackson ducked fights at the end of his contract or is Sonnen simply just trying to cause trouble for an old foe?