UFC’s Rampage Jackson Abandons Wes Sims In Cage On Ultimate Fighter; Rashad Evans Picks Up The Pieces And Gives Rampage An Earful

Ok, so I can understand Rampage Jackson not being the greatest coach in the world since he’s a “fighter.” But what the heck were his skinny, pasty-skinned coaches doing when they left Wes Sims on the floor of the cage to fend for himself after getting choked out on the Ultimate Fighter? Did Rampage tell his coaches not to go in? Were the coaches afraid to leave  the side of their idolic leader for more than 2 seconds to go check on him?

So Rampage’s reason is that he wasn’t a doctor and would talk to his fighter in the locker room. Rashad Evans brought up the point to him that he should have supported Wes and that it was disrespectful. I agree. Any coach, trainer, or corner guy should go in to assist, help, or check on their fighter after being choked out like that. Again, what were the other team Jackson coaches thinking???

I think Rashad is able to say things that almost set Rampage off–at least that’s what Rampage says, and I believe him. But Rashad, at least at the beginning of their conversation, was trying to be helpful and give Rampage advice. Again, the conversation turned ugly. It ended with Rampage walking away and Rashad continuing to run his mouth. I don’t recall exactly what Rashad says but it wasn’t nice. Actually, when I heard it at the time, I was surprised because I do at least remember it being very disrespectful.

Looking back on the show, and also at Rashad’s last fight, perhaps he should have done a little bit less mouth running and a bit more stand-up training. Just a thought…..

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UFC’s Rampage Jackson Makes Burger King Run And Seals The Loss For Damico

Ok, what was the UFC’s Rampage Jackson thinking when he made a run to Burger King while he should have been warming up his boy?

Maybe his boy Damico still would have got caught in the anaconda–but what was Rampage thinking?

I’m one of Rampage’s biggest fan but I can’t support him on showing up late to help his guy get ready to fight. To add insult to injury, Rampage doesn’t even go into the cage to talk to Damico after the loss. Rashad has to come over and console Damico as Rampage sat stunned outside the cage.

Rampage, wait until after the fight to make the cheeseburger run. And what the heck were his assistants thinking??? That’s just not smart, so yah, I guess they deserved to lose that fight. C’mon Rampage…

Dana White To Rampage Jackson After He Spills His Heart Out: “Rampage Is Acting Like A Baby.” Note To Dana: You’re Not Cool.

Dana White: “Rampage” Acting Like a Baby, Can Do What He Wants: ”

UFC President Dana WhiteUFC President Dana White today appeared on the Carmichael Dave Show to respond to Quinton “Rampage” Jackson’s Tuesday announcement that he was “done fighting” to pursue a full-time acting career, saying that the popular former light heavyweight champ is “acting like a baby” but is free to do what he wants.

Here’s what White had to say (via MMA Fanhouse):

Rampage is a grown man. He’s acting like a baby right now, but he’s a grown man. If he wants to be in the movie business, Rampage, good luck to you, man. I hope he makes it big, and I’m not being sarcastic. … I hope the movie thing works out for him. If that’s what he truly wants to do, and that’s what he feels and that’s what he thinks his career is, I wish him all the luck in the world.”

I just found out, too. Rampage has been a friend of ours. We really like Rampage. I’m not going to get into the battle of who’s done what for who and all that stuff. We’ve done a lot for him and yes, he’s been there and fought. The guys who come in here, they’re fighters. That’s what they do. We give them fights and they fight. And they make money and we make money. That’s the way it works.

I got so pissed off. I’m speaking my mind, he thinks I’m trying to ruin his movie career.

He’s a grown man. He can do whatever he wants to do.

Rashad Evans Responds To Rampage Jackson: He Talks A Lot. I’d Fight Him For Free.

Rashad Evans On Rampage: I’d Fight Him For Free.

Quote of the Day II: Evans Disappointed, Would Fight Rampage for Free: ”

Rashad Evans. Photo property of the Ultimate Fighting Championship.

“I’d be disappointed not to fight him. It would be a good fight, a fun fight, but mostly because he talked trash. He got me really angry, and I want to fight him just because of that alone. It’s a fight that people want to see. You get your mind wrapped up, and you get your mind so psyched up about fighting a fighter, and then it doesn’t happen, it’s disappointing.

That’s why I hate making a fight personal. At the end of the day, we’re professional athletes, and we get paid to do a job. But when you get to fight someone you really want to fight, that’s like a bonus. You’d almost do it for free. I would have loved to punch him in the face for free.”

— Former UFC light heavyweight champion Rashad Evans tells Yahoo! Sports that if it were up to him, he wouldn’t mind fighting fellow “TUF 10” coach Quinton “Rampage” Jackson free of charge now that Jackson has opted to retire from the sport in order to focus on acting.

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UFC’s Rampage Jackson Spills His Heart About Being Disrespected By Rashad Evans

“Rampage” Jackson: I’ll Be Damned If Anybody Disrespects Me: “

Quinton JacksonOn the heels of his Tuesday announcement that he was “done fighting,” Quinton “Rampage” Jackson has posted another blog post (”Who’s the baby?”) in which he says he’ll “be damned if anybody disrespects me”.

The complete post from Jackson’s official website is re-published below:

Make no mistake the UFC treated me a lot better than Pride. If you get hurt in training in a UFC fight then will send you to the best doctors. If you get hurt in a Pride fight most of the time they will tell me “oh you better take care of that!” The UFC will always let you know in a timely matter who you will be fighting & give you enough time to train but with Pride if I knew 4 weeks ahead I would be happy cause most times they just give you a 2 weeks notice. Pride will rip you off on your merchandising but the UFC would find someway to hook you up on merchandising deals. Pride will make fights easier for certain fighters inside the ring (like standing up fights early). With the UFC whatever happens happens. The only thing I see the UFC needs to fix in this area is to get better judges. Ones who know about MMA & not from the boxing world.
The reason why I’m talking about all this is that I feel like this whole situation could have been avoided if UFC would have respected me more & rescheduled the fight about a month or more in my hometown, which I know fights can be rescheduled because of the Matt Hughes & Matt Serra was postponed due to injuries. Instead, Dana went on the internet & started talking bad about my decision. All we had to do was come to a certain type of argreement or understanding, which later came after a lot of trash talk from Dana. My manager flew to Vegas & talked to them & tried to work things out like a MAN. & still I keep quite & I didn’t talk trash back on the internet. The only reason why I’m even talking now is because I feel like I owe my fans an explanation because I am a MAN, a real MAN. Yeah I made good money with the UFC more than Pride, but I made both shows more money than they made me. I didn’t care too much about Pride treating me like crap cause I was an American in a Japanese company. Now in my own country, I feel like I’m being disrepected. Everything is not about how much money you make. You could be the richest man in the world but if nobody repsects you then it don’t mean shit. You can’t buy respect. It should be earned. & thats what I’m all about.

Now Rashad wanna put his two cents in. Rashad remains to be a boy under me. He wins a few fights, and some of them I thought the judges fell asleep during the fight & woke up & saw him playing with his nipples & guessed he won. He knocked Chuck Liddel out when Chuck wasn’t even the same man anymore. & now he thinks he’s on my level. Yeah he talks about how he beat Forrest & I lost. But when I fought Forrest that was the worst Rampage I had ever seen. & I still know in my heart I won that fight. So now he’s Mr. All Cocky & says I got a big mouth & talk a lot of smack. If my memory serves me correctly, he’s the one that got into my face after the Jardine fight & started talking trash when he was the one that was originally supposed to fight me that night, but he told Dana on the phone he didn’t want to fight. He wanted to keep his belt longer. Now, I’m not saying wether or not I would have beaten Machida, but I wouldn’t have went out like a bitch like the way he did. So I’m the one that was looking forward to the Rashad fight the most. I have always been a fighter my whole life. As a kid my family treated me like shit which made me the person who I am today. This is why when I meet people I treat people the way I want to be treated (unless they approach me wrong or piss me off). I grew up thinking that I wasn’t even important to my family which made me not even care about myself. That’s why I can get knee-ed in the face 15 times & come back for more. That’s why I can get my legs seriously hurt in a fight & still try to win. Thats why I can get my ribs broken in a fight & not tap out because my whole life I never thought I mattered to anybody or anybody cared about me. But now I have kids that love me & care about me & I’m not used to people caring about me but it feels good! I’m a very loyal person. Wolves are the most loyal animals on the planet. I was very loyal to the UFC, but now I owe all my loyalty to my kids… the ones who really care for me. The majority of my fights on the street I fought for free & they all were with emotion. I am a fighter, I will always be a fighter but my professional fights that were fought with emotion, I ended them all in devestating fashion. I am the wrong fighter that should fight pissed off professionally. I don’t even consider it fair. So Rashad says he will fight me for free. I will gladly meet him at any gym & fight him just to shut his mouth up. & I mean that for real!

When I told Dana I did not want my belt back & that I just wanted to make money, it was around the time when they gave me Vanderlei & actually it was around the same time when my mind wasn’t right (my mind was at TRUCK status) & that’s the way I felt because I felt I had been robbed out of my belt. After the Jardine fight I did want my belt back because my family was so proud of me when I was champion & I want to make my family proud cause now I finally feel like my family cares about me & they accept me & this is what I’ve been wanting my whole childhood… for my family to like me. If I got to beat some ass for my family to like me, so be it. But now, I’m a grown man & I’ll be damned if anybody disrespects me. I’m not having it, it’s not happening!

Rampage Jackson To Rashad Evans: “I’ll Knock You The F&%$ Out!”

Rampage Jackson is going to piss on Rashad Evans if he keeps on barking: “

ufc 71 Rampage on Chuck

The former light heavyweight champion is still ranting about a fight that now looks like it may never happen (legally):

“[Rashad] is probably happy as hell that I took this movie instead of whoopin’ his ass and he’s trying to play it up like he’s not. That’s all he is, he’s all talk. I did a show with the guy for six weeks, I know what he is. He’s all talk, it’s all show. If there wasn’t cameras or stuff around or nobody to grab his ass he wouldn’t do half the things that he did. Now he’s talking all hard, like he’s gonna hit me in the face? All he’s doing is really pissing me off more and more. I will go to Rashad’s house, knock on his door, drag his ugly ass out into the yard, let him play with his nipples first and knock him the fuck out. Like Rashad says, we’ll do the fight for free. I want him to put his money where his mouth is so I can knock his teeth out and give him some change, the boy needs a change, his mouth is too big but he ain’t nothing. The boy ain’t fought the people I’ve fought, he ain’t got the experience I’ve got. He’s barking up the wrong tree so he’s gonna get pissed on for real.”

Stick around to see how the drama continues to cascade. A golden shower appears incapable of dousing this fire anytime soon.

Rampage Jackson: Me And My Dad Bonded Watching Movies On TV Before He Got Addicted To Drugs & Alcohol

Quinton “Rampage” Jackson: I’m Done Fighting: ”

Quinton JacksonFormer UFC light heavyweight champ Quinton “Rampage” Jackson has announced on his official website that he’s “done fighting”:

The UFC has done a lot for me but I think I have done more for them. The UFC bought WFA to get my contract & they saved my life, so I felt loyal to them. They pushed me into a fight with Chuck Liddel even when I clearly stated I wasn’t ready to fight for the belt because the American fans didn’t know me but I took the fight and didn’t complain & after I won the American fans booed me for the first time which changed the way I saw them & it hurt me deeply.

Then before I can even get out of the cage they announced that I was fighting Dan Henderson without even asking me. After I beat Dan Henderson, I made history in becoming the first undisputed champion in MMA but was never even given the pride belt in the cage & I was never promoted as the undisputed champ. Later Anderson Silva was.

Then they had me coach TUF season 7 and fight Forrest and the fight was very controversial & normally when a fight is that close & controversial there is normally an instant replay. I can name a couple of instances. Instead they offered me the Vanderlei Silva fight which I gladly accepted even though I know it was a very risky fight for me to take because of all the drama that was happening to me at the time. I fought that fight with a jaw injury and then a couple weeks later Dana called me and asked me to fight Rashad. For the first time I said no, I didn’t want to fight because it was such short notice & I wouldn’t have had a long break between camp. Dana talked me into fighting Rashad anyway but Rashad refused the fight and so I had to fight Jardine as a favor to the UFC instead of getting my belt back (which wasn’t even worth it to me financially).

Then I reinjured my jaw in the fight with Vanderlei & Jardine. Frank Mir gets hurt so they wanted to switch my fight from UFC 100 to the fight Frank couldn’t make it to but I couldn’t fight cause I needed jaw surgury. So they give Machida the fight against Rashad & they told me they want me to coach TUF season 10 against Rashad. That’s why I wanted Rashad to win so bad but when Rashad got knocked out I told them I wanted to fight Machida for the belt but Dana told me if I coach TUF against Rashad that I could fight Machida afterwards cause this was a different type of ultimate fighter show they were doing. After I signed the contract Dana then changes his mind & says I have to fight Rashad & even told me what to say in the press & so my fans think I was scared to fight Machida. After all that I still never complained & I did it all.

Then this movie role came about that I have been trying to get for over a year & as soon as I found out I was close to getting it, I called Dana right away & asked to push the Memphis fight back just a month or so. I told him what this movie role meant to me. I told him that I used to bond with my father watching the tv show as a kid when my parents where still married & it represents the memories I had with my father when we lived together. My dad became an alcohalic & addicted to drugs & we grew apart. But after my dad got his life back together, I was so proud of my dad & I told him I would always take care of him in the future & make him proud of me. My dad & I are still very big fans of the show & I am basically doing this for the childhood memories I had spending time in front of the tv with my dad. Dana went on the internet & mocked me because of that & I still did nothing. Dana & I finally talked & we made up & then after that he went back on the internet & said some bullshit & he was talking bad about the movie when information is not even supposed to be released & talking about payments which is not even true could really hurt my future acting career, which could very well last longer than my fighting career. I’m not like Randy Couture. My body has been getting so many different injuries that I wont be able to fight until my forties & neither do I want to fight that long. So I feel like my second career could be in jeopardy.. so I’m done fighting. I’ve been getting negative reviews from the dumb ass fans that don’t pay my bills or put my kids though college. So I’m hanging it up. I’m gonna miss all my loyal fans but hopefully they’ll follow me to my new career & I will gain more loyal fans along the way. & all you hater fans out there can kiss my big black hairy ass! & anybody that don’t like what I just said can come try to kick my ass!

I still feel the UFC is a great organization and I felt like I was very loyal to them but they didn’t respect my loyalty but I wish the UFC the best. I did a lot of things for them. I wish no bad blood between us but I have kids & a family back in Memphis to provide for & thats all that matters to me!

Jackson and UFC President Dana White had been on the outs over “Rampage” accepting a role in the upcoming “A-Team” movie that forced the postponement of his matchup against fellow TUF 10 coach and rival Rashad Evans, though White said following Saturday’s UFC 103 event that they had “made up”.

Whether Jackson is serious and will follow through on his vow to stop fighting remains to be seen, but his latest blog post points to the relationship between the UFC and Jackson being very much in jeopardy.

Let the discussion begin, but stay tuned to MMAFrenzy.com for further updates on this story…