Rampage Jackson Says ‘Bellator Can’t F**k With the UFC’

April 26, 2015
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Quinton “Rampage” Jackson came back to the UFC with Saturday night’s pay-per-view in Montreal, but getting to that point wasn’t exactly easy.

After declaring himself a free agent and clear of his Bellator contract, Rampage re-signed with the UFC and was announced to be part of the UFC 186 card. Then a judge put an injunction on the whole thing to allow for Jackson and Bellator to work things out.

Luckily for Rampage, the injunction was lifted this week and he was able to fight and beat Fabio Maldonado. By all appearances, Rampage is back in a place he feels more comfortable and there’s no comparing his current home to the one he left behind in Bellator.

“I’m not worried about what they do …” Jackson said during the UFC 186 post-fight press conference. “I want to give Dana and Lorenzo big thanks. They had my back, they helped me out. I’m saying it right now. I was over there — Bellator can’t f—k with the UFC.”

Jackson said this is one of the most stressful times he’s had in his career, and it’s an experience like no other before or one he wants to relive. He indicated that being a fighter gives him the drive to want to win at everything, including his legal battles.

Now that he found his first win in the Octagon in almost four years, things are starting to look up for the one-time UFC light heavyweight champion.

“This is like the most stressful time in my whole career,” he said. “I’ve been fighting for 15 years and I never had to deal with what I had to deal with just to get here. I hope I never have to deal with that again. But like I said before, I’m a fighter. I fight everything, every little thing. I don’t even know why I fight half the stuff I fight. Ask my kids, I fight them all the time. I fight everything. I want to win. I felt like I won just by making it here to Canada.”

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  • Seth

    I hope some fighters realize what you have to go through if you want to deal with Viacom MMA.

  • clem wilson

    Rampage is all class. But all low class. Ignorance rules Rampage? But that’s the norm?

    • Sir_Roy

      Yeah … but he’s never pawned himself off for something, or someone, he’s not. Far more respect for someone who’s a womanizing, childish, arrogant loudmouth, and knows it, than someone who plays for the cameras while hiding his true, less than stellar, character. Too many of the latter. I’ll take a Rampage over a hypocrite any day of the week.

      • Darin

        Eh….what? Go back and look at some of the things Mr. Page had to say about the UFC and how it treats fighters and the wonderful things about how Bellator gave much more respect to the fighters and treated them more fairly.

        Jackson is the definition of hypocrisy.

        • Sir_Roy

          That wasn’t hypocrisy … that was ignorance. Lack of life experience. Not the same thing. He truly believed what he was saying back then … as I’m sure Bellator sold him some wonderful lines.

          He merely learned, what we all do from time to time, that life is not always greener.

  • TheCerealKiller

    “I felt like I won just by making it here to Canada.” – basicly you did, because Fabio didn’t throw any punches.

  • drkdisciple

    What a turncoat and a weasel, how long b4 he starts talking smack about the UFC again?