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Oh noes, Rampage is BAD FOR THE SPORT


Uh oh, Quinton Jackson’s gone dun it again! MMA websites with nothing better to post about are commenting on his ‘motorboating’ interview with Karyn Bryant and of course this is clearly conduct unbecoming of a top star of our sport and certainly a reason MMA can’t sit at the big boys’ sports table! First, Cagepotato:

Now, I’m all for a good laugh, but its incidents like these are partially what is keeping MMA from gaining real widespread mainstream acceptance.  Bob Reilly is probably sitting in his office as I type this working feverishly to  add the clip to his latest anti-MMA Powerpoint presentation he will be presenting to the New York State Assembly in the coming months. You can bet that the UFC adding mandatory anti-sexual harassment or sensitivity training to the agenda of next year’s UFC Fighter Summit, if it doesn’t before then.

Now Midsy from MMA Fighting piles on:

The interview you see here with the UFC’s Quinton “Rampage” Jackson and reporter Karyn Bryant from is an embarrassing exchange between a professional athlete and a credentialed member of the media — exactly the kind of thing the UFC needs to avoid if it wants to be taken seriously as a mainstream sport.

With that, Jackson proceeded to stick his face in Bryant’s cleavage and pretend to “motorboat” her. To call that crossing the line would be incorrect: This behavior is so far beyond the line that Jackson wouldn’t have been able to see the line.

Bryant wrote on Twitter that she thought the incident was funny, but Bryant being OK with her encounter with Jackson doesn’t make it acceptable. Jackson and Bryant are two people in their workplaces. At your office, would it be OK if two people behaved the way Jackson and Bryant did in this interview?

I hate that false equivalency thing: “Think about what would have happened to you if you’d done this at your work!” Well, at your work you get in trouble for taking long shits and you’re probably not allowed to say ‘fuck’, ‘cunt’, or ‘Jesus Fuck Cunt’. Your work sucks, and using it as a meter stick for appropriate behavior is stupid. Same with raising the specter of Bob Reilly, as if that withered old coot should be a meter stick for anything other than when old people should be forced onto ice floes to die.

Has Rampage crossed the line in the past? Yeah. That time he started dry rubbing his cock against that reporter’s vagina was about as close to sexual molestation as you can get without a call from the police. But this latest situation is much ado about nothing. He never touched these titties. He didn’t cross that line, and that’s pretty much the only line I expect him not to cross – the same ones we as normal people shouldn’t cross in our daily lives. Honestly, if it wasn’t for the previous humping( ” target=”_blank”>s), I doubt we’d even be having this conversation.

Is Rampage Jackson inappropriate by professional athlete standards? Hell yeah. But those standards are fucked up and stupid. A few days ago a football player got in trouble for saying his week in an attic hiding from a media circus was ‘a reverse Anne Frank thing.’ All of a sudden the Anti-Defamation League is involved and everyone is acting like he dragged Anne into a concentration camp himself. If you go by what the media tries to blow out of proportion, you can’t even make a reference to someone else who was hiding in an attic after spending a week hiding in one yourself. It’s fucking retarded.

The LAST thing we need is fighters being chased around by the PC Police, where every action they make is analyzed from every angle to find something worth criticizing. And considering Fightlinker is the site that tries to criticize everything, I hope that helps sink in what giant pussies we’re being having this discussion. Feel free to blast Rampage if he actually cops a feel on a reporter again or literally buries his face in some chick’s breasts and rubs it all over them. But this hovering joking motorboat thing isn’t something to get all bent out of shape over. That’s Rampage being Rampage, and he shouldn’t have to change that because some wusses would rather MMA fighters be bland and boring like the NHL and NFL forces it’s players to be.

  • agentsmith

    For every boring GSP, there must be one Rampage. Nature is a balance.

  • Reverend Clint

    i can think of a few places where motor boating would be perfectly fine in the work place. Had she said “hey please dont do that” i would not be ok with it. She is a reporter… they get into sticky situations like fake motor boating or getting shot. People know rampage does crazy shit when he is interviewed kinda like people know Nick Diaz sounds mildly retarded when interviewed.

  • Mixed Martial Adam

    ^^^Exactly. If you’re an attractive female and you’re interviewing Rampage you sort of know that things will get a little out of hand. He didn’t touch her, she seemed to be reasonably comfortable and the interview was entertaining.

    However, if a hockey, basketball, football, baseball etc. player did the same thing I could not even imagine the magnitude of the shit-storm that it would cause.

  • kvelertak

    Bryant strikes me as a former MTV VJ who is trying to stay on TV and taking what she can get. Had she heard of MMA before she got stuck with it? Who knows.

    It comes down to him being a straight man and her being a straight women.

    People with peni have to behave goddamnit!

  • CAP

    How many bitches do you think Rampage molested at his afterparty?

  • Blackula Jonez

    How about we all rejoice in the fact that this sport isn’t main stream/heavily scrutinized yet.

  • GoldenArms

    she needs to eat a hamburger and not puke it up, she obviously has an eating disorder

  • CAP

    I think this would be a major story if a mainstream sport celeb did this.

    p.s. I’d motorboat them titties too.

  • bosswell

    “Same with raising the specter of Bob Reilly, as if that withered old coot should be a meter stick for anything other than when old people should be forced onto ice floes to die”

    Dear God, I loved this!

  • dola

    Every site that handles this story proves Brookhouse’s point even more. Btw, the strangled ‘stripper in a cheap motel 6′ comment at the end of the UFC and TV post was fucked up and not funny. Fightlinker is like the asshole friend you’re getting quickly tired of.

  • G Funk

    Cagepotato really? I can understand this from a fungi smelling pussy of a girl writer. But CP is supposed to be like a cleaner FL. What kind of male feminist, dickless fags are writing over there now? Somebody needs to stick a testosterone needle in that hairless asian Ben bitch before he sheds his needle man-clit.

    And for the sensitive hemorrhoid who posted above me. Get your sensitive ass da fuck out and stop whining like a baby who got fondled.

  • glassjawsh

    dola, you cumstain! those kinds of comments are the life blood of fightlinker. if anything ryan held back when he wrote that.

  • Reverend Clint

    hey dola if you dont like it grow some balls and dont come here… stick to bloodyanus

  • Roxy

    I had to google ‘motorboat a woman.’ lol


    Well, at least he didn’t actually touch her! :x

  • CAP

    welcome to the 21st fucking century. Hollywood needs your help.

  • iamphoenix

    i would have jizzed on those titties with my dick.

  • Reverend Clint

    ^ I would have used my feet

  • iamphoenix

    i was referring to dola. and i would totally drive a motorboat on her boobies.

    haha because FBM has no idea the difference between a motorboat and a motorboat what a loser.

  • CAP

    ~~~~~~~NO WAKE ZONE~~~~~~~~~

  • fightlinker

    Note CagePotato’s reaction when Quinton totally sexually harassed their own reporter:


    Hilariously Awkward Video: “Rampage” Jackson Nearly Impregnates Unsuspecting Female Reporter

    If you’re gonna get upset about a Rampage sexual harassment moment, that would have been the one.

    Anyways, nothing wrong with pointing out that this is the kind of thing pro athletes might not wanna do, but let’s not freak out TOO MUCH about this. It’s only an issue this time because people want to make it an issue

  • Reverend Clint

    she does have some motor boatable boobs. no body made a real stink about that one or when ever overeem does some weird shit

  • FiveBoltMain

    penix, stfu. i know what motorboating is. i’m not ignant!!

  • Steve W

    Thank you! Leave it to Fightlinker to inject a little *gasp* LOGIC into this (non)-situation. When a UFC fighter actually rapes a reporter on one of the press conference tables, banging her head, with each thrust, against Dana White’s podium, then I’ll express outrage, as outrage will be the appropriate response. Until then, this is just all in good fun.

  • iamphoenix

    ^was about to tell you fuck you then i read more words.

  • Steve W

    Thanks, I guess.

  • iamphoenix

    STFU and GTFO with your “high moral values” nazi breathe.

  • P W

    I love how the logic of the article is that we all should be happy if a known rapist (I’m not calling Rampage a rapist, but there have been some close calls in the past) simply sexually harrases someone, because hey, it could have been a lot worse! Basically the reporter asked for it by not doing the interview dressed in a burqa. Just like if you invite a fighter to your house, you should expect asses to be dry humped, salads to be jizzed on and toilets to be upper-deckered, that’s just common sense. Let’s not hold fighters to the high moral standards like… ehhh… the rest of us!

  • P W

    “… some wusses would rather MMA fighters be bland and boring”

    Agreed, sexual predators are HILARIOUS! Nothing cheers me up more than molestation.

  • iamphoenix

    ^when were you tazed in the butthole?

  • glassjawsh

    sexual harassment follows the same rules as rape, if the bitch is fine with it no one did anything wrong