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Former UFC light heavyweight chmap Rampage Jackson has been going after Joe Rogan lately. It seems Jackson has taken offense to Rogan’s pro-jiu jitsu way of calling fights during UFC events. Rogan has trained jiu jitsu for years and seems to favor ground fighters when doing play by play.
Jackson will face Ryan Bader in the co-main event. The winner will stay in the mix for a title shot but the winner will need a lot of work to get back in the mix. Rampage can’t afford another loss if he wants to stay relevant at 205.
Former UFC light heavyweight champ Rampage Jackson went off on the UFC brass today in the UFC on Fox 6 conference call. There are several reasons why Rampage wants out but apparently Reebok not paying the UFC sponsorship tax is one of the big ones.
According to Jackson,
My reasons for wanting to leave the UFC is still the same. Matchmaking is just one of the reasons. It’s nothing about money. I’ve done this interview several times before and don’t want to go into it. I have a new reason. I’m sponsored by Reebok and UFC says I can’t wear Reebok in the cage. Stupid stuff like that. It’s not about money, it’s about respect. I’d rather take a money cut to go to another show and get appreciated. I’m sponsored by Reebok, just not allowed to wear it in the cage. I can’t wear Reebok while I fight.
I think in my opinion, the fighters do a lot for the sport and we’re not taken care of well enough. I feel like they’re getting rich off of all of us. We’re having surgeries and injuries and some of these guys can’t afford to pay sparring partners and stuff like that. I don’t want to be a part of the sport like that. I want to go where they treat their fighters like human beings.
The Memphis native will be a free agent after his fight later this month and could jump to Bellator or Legacy, or anyone else willing to pony up to pay the man.
Rampage Jackson and Joe Rogan have kissed and made up after the former champ went off on Twitter about the UFC commentator. Rogan went out of his way to talk to Jackson and clear the air. Rampage is pretty temperamental about things and gets his feelings hurt a lot all the time.
I an a new interview with Triumph United Rampage gave his thoughts on Rashad Evans entering the cage after defeating Keith Jardine at UFC 96.
You know what, it don’t matter. But you know I wanna get into that black on black crime. He come get in my face, trying to take my glory. For real though, his breath smelled like he lost a fight with a bull’s booty. He got all up in my face, and I was like, “Damn, smell like he been eating poop jerky.
Also Rampage says he may pursue acting one day.
Me and John Cena been talking, he said he’s got a real funny movie that he has me in mind for the lead role. Right now, when I got the time off, I’m gonna be working with an acting coach. I’m also gonna be working hard, I’m gonna start hitting the weights for real in the gym! I gotta get right! Get my jaw all healed up, start doing jaw pushups. So next time Sick Dog (Hector Ramirez) hits me with an uppercut with my mouth open, it’s gonna hurt his fist.