The UFC Has Closed the Door on Quinton “Rampage” Jackson

February 6, 2013

Quinton “Rampage” Jackson

The UFC has closed the door on Quinton “Rampage” Jackson.

Prior to his last fight in the Octagon at UFC on FOX 6 against Glover Teixeira, Quinton “Rampage” Jackson said he was leaving the UFC. UFC president Dana White said the organization has closed the door on its relationship with Jackson.

“The reality is, Rampage wasn’t very nice on his way out. He’s lost three fights in a row, which is no different than any other guy that loses three, four, or five in a row.  The real situation here is, Rampage doesn’t want to be in business with us anymore,” said White recently.

It turns out, the UFC doesn’t want to be in business with Jackson either.

“To be honest with you, I think Rampage said it best himself.  This is a quote from Rampage, ‘I don’t think I can compete with the best in the world anymore.  I don’t think I’m at that level anymore.  I’ll just go out and put on some entertaining fights that people want to watch,’” said White

The UFC president said he has no ill-will toward Jackson and wishes him luck in whatever he decides to do in the future, but did take offense to some things Jackson said about the organization.

“Rampage is going out and saying stupid stuff like lies about our pay-per-views.  Any fighter that has a pay-per-view deal has audit rights,” said White.  “If you really thought you were ripped off on your pay-per-view, wouldn’t you be lawyering up right now and coming in with your audit team to check the books?  Yeah, you would,” said White.

“Not only do we pay guys what they were supposed to get paid, we pay them more money than they were supposed to be paid. So everything the guy says is complete (expletive).”

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