Back in April, Rampage Jackson put out an … interesting comedy sketch video entitled ‘How to Pick Up a Girl – Fast.’ The answer? Rape. The video (which has sadly been disappeared from the web) features Quinton sneaking up on a woman in a parking garage, only to discover that she is actually a he. S/he then bites Rampage Jackson’s penis off. Ba dum tss. Fans were not impress with his performhance, and many wondered if the video would be the last straw towards Jackson getting Torres’d. It turns out that was the goal all along. Here’s Rampage talking about the video:
“The reason why it wasn’t funny is because the guy released it too soon. It was supposed to be like Dave Chappelle type of stuff. I was supposed to do a series of videos and I was going to be like Dave Chappelle. I like and I wanted to be like Dave Chappelle. The guy liked the video so much he put it on an MMA website, I don’t understand. I was supposed to say, this is what I hope happens to any guy, lowlife, trying to rape women. Look what happened to the guy. He got shot at and ended up being a tranny, a man. Plus at the same time, I was kind of like, I had to put it out there, the timing, I was trying to get kicked out of the UFC. I have to keep it real. I was trying. They (UFC) were smart. They knew it, they saw right through it.”
When asked if he regretted putting out the video, Jackson had this to say:
“Now that the UFC didn’t kick me out, yeah. It didn’t do its job.”
This is all going to be some fascinating stuff to watch ten years from now when sports networks put together news features on Rampage Jackson’s fall from fame. Those of you thinking Rampage is just being difficult because he wants more money and has no intention of leaving the UFC … well, he might end up getting more money and staying in the UFC, which in turn might save him from completely fucking up his career. But it won’t be because this is all part of some savvy business masterplan. Rampage really thinks the grass is greener outside the UFC, and it would almost be worth watching him squander the last few years of his career to see how wrong he is about that.