The back and forth between Quinton Jackson and the UFC continues, with Rampage appearing on Inside MMA for another round of “Wah wah, the UFC treats me bad”:
“My second fight, they throw me to Chuck Liddell. The fans didn’t know who I was. I knocked him out, the fans booed me. That changed me, who I am towards the fans. I used to be the nicest guy towards fans. My first time getting booed. How are you gonna boo somebody for knocking somebody out? But I got a whole other opinion on that. And now, the UFC’s just throwing me all these boring fighters, these game planners, these wrestlers. I’m the type of fighter who you should match up with people who want to fight excitingly. You know what I’m saying? Cuz I’m gonna be the type of fighter who puts butts in seats.”
“I can’t even negotiate with anybody. I’m not even negotiating with anybody right now. I got one fight with the UFC. After I do that fight with the UFC, then I can negotiate and figure out what I’m gonna do next. I got so much other stuff going on, I could take a year off from fighting, and I don’t even care. There’s other things I wanna do. I’m more than a fighter. I’m an entertainer. I like entertaining people. I like making people laugh, I like entertaining people. I like fighting. I like beating people up. But, I still gotta heal up. I’m not jumping right back into fighting, right away. I got my knees to worry about. I’ve been fighting injured for a while.”
Meanwhile, Dana White sounds like he’s sick of Rampage being sick of him:
“I’ll have a conversation with ‘Rampage’ and think we’re cool and then I’ll read other stuff. So, ‘Rampage’ is obviously not happy with the UFC. No big deal brother,” said White at a press conference promoting tomorrow night’s UFC on FOX 3 lineup.
“We’ve been good to everybody that we’ve ever dealt with. We’ve never screwed anybody over, including ‘Rampage’,” continued White, the anger in his voice growing. “You want to talk about a guy we went to bat for. We’ve gone to bat for him so many times. I feel like fu**in’ (Derek) Jeter when it comes to ‘Rampage’. If he’s unhappy with us, doesn’t like us, and doesn’t want to be with us anymore, then the feeling is mutual.”
At this point it’s anyone’s guess as to whether Rampage will actually fight his last fight or if he’ll manage to complain his way out of what could very well be the last substantial payday of his career. A few more tranny rape tutorials and Dana might decide he doesn’t need Quinton around adding fresh content to the list of evidence that the UFC is homophobic and mysogonistic.
After the jump, Chael Sonnen gives his thoughts on Rampage. Regardless of if this is Real Chael or Pro Wrassler Chael speaking, the man makes sense:
“You know, Quinton is really good, and I’m not sure why. I don’t have the foggiest idea what he’s good at. He can’t wrestle a lick, I don’t believe he knows any submissions, he’s got no real competitive boxing or kickboxing, but he is a fantastic fighter when you stick him in the cage and you turn him loose.”
“You know, I think he’s got a place, but he’s a crybaby, he’s a real ‘poor me’ guy. He comes in, he takes all the money, he takes all the money, he takes all the spotlight, and it’s still not enough. And, you know, it’s coming down to, you know, guys showed him respect for a lot of years but now he’s just a nuisance. You know, you want to come around me talking that crap; I’ll smack you down so fast.”
“You know, you think you have problems with Ryan Bader, you know don’t even try that stuff with some of us that have, you know, kicked and scratched and clawed while you, you know, you’ve been eating at the trough for years. So, you know, ‘Rampage’ has a place, but you know if he doesn’t want to fight anymore, he doesn’t have too.”