White asks Rampage to honor contract

by Matt Erickson | source: mmajunkie.com

The former UFC light heavyweight champion made waves in March when he openly called out the UFC and said he was looking forward to leaving the promotion he has called home since 2007. Earlier this month, he signed to fight Glover Teixeira at UFC 153 in what most believe will be his last fight with the promotion.

But UFC president Dana White said Jackson wanted his departure to come even sooner – before White stepped in.

"Me and Rampage had this conversation and he said, 'Cut me from my contract right now,'" White told a small group of reporters after the UFC 149 post-event news conference this past Saturday in Calgary. "And I said, 'Dude, we've had your back every step of the way, we've honored every contract that we've ever had with you – honor yours.'

"He said, 'That's true. You're right. I will honor my contract.'"

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SamboMMA site profile image  

7/26/12 6:20 PM by SamboMMA

That's why its a bad business move on his part. The top fighters of K-1 will destroy him. Plus their are reports that only Mirko and Badr got paid for the Madrid show. So he can be potentially destroyed for free.

DoomFarmer site profile image  

7/26/12 3:16 PM by DoomFarmer

LOL.Prepare yourself for disappointment.You are going to see the difference between a hungry killer and a past his prime, lethargic fighter who's been phoning it in for the past 4 years .

jacktripper site profile image  

7/26/12 2:52 PM by jacktripper

And they might take issue with him back handing dudes left and right or humping the leg of any female in rangeThere's an old saying about how you meet the same people on the way down as you meet on the way up

Steve4192 site profile image  

7/26/12 2:40 PM by Steve4192

 B movies and direct to DVD films don't pay the kind of cheddar Rampage has become accustomed to.

Slaughter on Tenth Avenue site profile image  

7/26/12 2:36 PM by Slaughter on Tenth Avenue

If Randy can become a working actor so can Rampage. Plenty of B movies and straight to video movies out there.

Steve4192 site profile image  

7/26/12 2:23 PM by Steve4192

The fight isn't for another three months.  That fair is probably his last day of normalcy before before entering training camp.  I'd eat everything in sight too.  12 weeks of dieting sucks.

Steve4192 site profile image  

7/26/12 2:21 PM by Steve4192

Those K-1 HWs will be drooling at the prospect of fighting Rampage after watching film of his fight with Forrest.  They'll absolutely demolish his legs.

spliff site profile image  

7/26/12 11:21 AM by spliff

  http://www.tmz.com/2012/07/26/rampage-jackson-orange-county-fair-onion-rings-ufc/ traneing hard

SamboMMA site profile image  

7/26/12 8:51 AM by SamboMMA

He supposedly wants to go to K-1. Not the smartest business move a guy can make.

Lazer MMA site profile image  

7/26/12 8:23 AM by Lazer MMA

Page going to hurt this Glover BAD. This is the money fight. Maybe everyone will make nice after and he'll resign to.