As usual, The Fertitta’s buddies at UNITE HERE are trying to cause a PR ruckus leading up to another high profile UFC event. This time they’ve decided to focus on Quinton ‘Rampage’ Jackson (shocker) and his impressively offensive Youtube video ‘How to Pick up a Gurl, Fast’, which includes attempted rape and transvestite penis biting:
Today, Chicago women, local groups and national organizations sent a letter to the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC), FOX executives, and UFC sponsors demanding the cage fighting franchise and television network immediately drop UFC light heavyweight Quinton ”Rampage” Jackson from the Saturday January 26, 2013 UFC on FOX fight for repeatedly denigrating women, including female reporters, and posting a video last year in which he makes light of sexual assault by pretending to rape a woman in a parking garage. To view the letter, click here.
The video, entitled “How to Pick Up a Gurl…Fast,” was posted on YouTube last April. In the video, Jackson pretends to attempt to rape a woman, telling viewers to use chloroform to “help her relax,” and buy zip ties. At one point Jackson states that he hopes his target “got low self-esteem.” To watch the video, click here.
According to the letter: “The UFC must begin holding its fighters accountable for their actions and adopt a meaningful code of conduct…The behavior of Rampage Jackson, UFC President Dana White and other UFC fighters is unacceptable. Misogynistic and sexist behavior can no longer be tolerated in the UFC.“
Representatives from the National Center on Domestic and Sexual Violence, Chicago Alliance Against Sexual Exploitation, Illinois Coalition Against Domestic Violence, Illinois Coalition Against Sexual Assault, Rape Victims Advocates, YWCA Metropolitan Chicago, Between Friends, Chicago Metropolitan Battered Women’s Network, and Mujeres Latinas en Acción, along with seven clergy leaders from the Chicagoland area, the 8th Day Center for Justice, 20 professors and staff from seven Chicagoland area universities, and labor union UNITE HERE signed the letter calling on the UFC and FOX to immediately pull Jackson from the event.
I ain’t even mad about this latest Culinary Union attempt to cause a stink. I’m just glad someone managed to get their mitts on and re-upload that Rampage Jackson video. It is kinda hilarious in its offensiveness, and Rampage even admitted a few months back that he made it in an attempt to get fired by the UFC. It didn’t work and now here he is a day separated from a likely beatdown at the hands of Glover Teixeira. See, Culinary Union? You don’t have to do anything about Rampage Jackson. The universe takes care of things by itself.