Rampage hits back at Mt.T's remarks

by Heidi Blake | source: telegraph.co.uk

Mr T, the actor who originally played Sergeant BA Baracus, said last month that he pitied the fool who had packed the new film with sex and violence.

After attending a screening of Joe Carnahan's adaptation, he said: "People die in the film and there's plenty of sex but when we did it, no one got hurt and it was all played for fun and family entertainment. These seem to be elements nobody is interested in anymore. It was too graphic for me.”

But Quinton “Rampage” Jackson, the former Ultimate Fighting Champion who plays BA Baracus in the film, said the new adaptation was more than a match for the original.

“I guess it's a tough role to take, big shoes to fill," he said. "But the trick is not to try and fill those shoes, but to go around it, and – bam! – that's what I did. I was just myself."

He admitted that Mr T had not been in touch to offer any words of encouragement since attacking the film last month.

“I've never met him, and I'm kind of upset with you Mr. T – you know how to get in touch with me," he said.

Jackson ran into controversy last month when he declared that "acting is kind of gay".

He added: "It makes you soft. You got all these people combing your hair and putting a coat over your shoulders when you’re cold.”

Carnahan claimed that Mr T’s views had been misrepresented by the media.

"T and I have spoken and I've showed him a lot of the movie and he was quoted completely out of context in a way I know was not right because T is not the kind of guy to go bad on anybody,” he said.

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Taradise site profile image  

7/30/10 2:46 AM by Taradise

The Movie RAWKS.. Mr T is Jealous.. Dont be Hatin'.. Rampage Rocked it out....

Lord Kancho site profile image  

7/28/10 8:02 PM by Lord Kancho

This story is only silly enough to be true if Undertaker I snubbed Rampage as a kid and adult Rampage got in Undertaker II's face about it.

Augie Max site profile image  

7/28/10 7:59 PM by Augie Max

 @Herring, I think several years ago.  He was just establishing he was a fan when he was a kid.

Herring In A Fur Coat site profile image  

7/28/10 7:56 PM by Herring In A Fur Coat

 So did this happen when Rampage was a kid, or several years ago?

Augie Max site profile image  

7/28/10 7:45 PM by Augie Max

From Rampage's Twitter:

Augie Max site profile image  

7/28/10 7:29 PM by Augie Max

From this site: WrestlingTruth.com "According to F4Wonline.com there is some heat between The Undertaker and UFC star Quinton “Rampage” Jackson (who will be hosting this week’s Raw as part of the A Team), stemming from an incident where Taker “snubbed” Jackson several years ago when the MMA fighter approached him. Quinton was a big wrestling fan." Sorry kid, deadman don't break kayfabe for nobody.

Daghda site profile image  

7/28/10 7:23 PM by Daghda

I'd imagine it had something to do with when Rampage did Raw.. Rampage probably didn't move to one side when Taker was walking down the hall.. mexican stand-off as it where..you must always respect the Dead Man

KissMisery site profile image  

7/28/10 1:52 PM by KissMisery

I'm interested to hear about The Undertaker not liking Rampage.Where did you hear that little nugget?

Jack Skellington site profile image  

7/28/10 1:50 PM by Jack Skellington

 Rampage shoots his mouth off, big shocker

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7/28/10 1:38 PM by StretchPlum

Thank God Junk Yard dog is dead so Ram-Jack (his hip hop name) can't be dissed by his real hero. Of course, Mr. T is a buffoon who is considered a pathological liar by his entire family. Said he got his whole family off welfare---but they never were on it. Came out with the classic that he got his mother a new house---yet she lives in the same dump.