UFC president Dana White has no problem with former light heavyweight champion Quinton “Rampage” Jackson boxing… he’s just not gonna do it on White’s watch.
“He’s under contract. He’s not boxing until… I mean, if he wants to box when his contract is up, that’s up to him.”
Rampage has mentioned recently that he’d like to box because he thinks that boxers won’t run from him on the feet and he’ll finally get the stand-up wars he’s looking for. White insists that won’t happen with the way that most boxers approach the game these days, but he also thinks there’s much more to it than that. He thinks it’s a case of a misconception about the money being thrown around. White says that boxing promoter’s like Bob Arum pay fighters as little as $600, something he’s never done since taking over the UFC.
“Rampage thought that the movie business was the answer to all his (expletive) dreams. That didn’t work out too good. The pay over there wasn’t what he thought it was. The pay over here was a lot better; a lot better.”
Check out White’s full comments on Rampage and boxing…