Rampage on Larry King Live

 

Quinton "Rampage" Jackson recently sat down with Larry King for a wide-ranging discussion lasting over 20 minutes. Highlights include:

Former Pride and UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Quinton “Rampage” Jackson tells Larry King how he thinks his now cancelled fight with Tito Ortiz would have turned out.

•I would have smashed Tito
“I always help Tito train for his fights… I don’t think he can take me down, my punch is a lot better, I’m faster than him. And I’m younger.”

•I can honestly say I messed up
Rampage concedes taking his role in the “A-Team” movie soured his relationship with UFC President Dana White.

Why I Left The UFC
"You put your life on the line, and you put your heart into it. I didn't want to pull out of the fight - I love fighting in Japan. You think you are doing something good for the organization, then the promoter criticizes you. That's really hard. That's the reason I left the UFC."

 

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KingofBJJ site profile image  

10/30/13 4:10 PM by KingofBJJ

If it was that simple yah, I would agree with you.  But we are on the outside looking in, who knows what the hell Dana the F Brothers were holding over his head.  If they were really that warm and fuzzy as think they are, then no one would be leaving the UFC to fight for second r ate organizations. Of course the only way out of the UFC without getting sued, is to lose fights...

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10/30/13 11:27 AM by ProteinBake

Vu

Broady site profile image  

10/30/13 11:26 AM by Broady

Man baby.

Zed Wayne Zed site profile image  

10/30/13 11:17 AM by Zed Wayne Zed

Rampage has to be one of he highest-paid, most hooked-up MMA fighters of all-time.His sob story knows no boundaries.Watching him whine about things in his late UFC years, whilst the prelim fighters made a micro-fraction of his fight purse, made me less of a fan.No one else could get away with all that overt sexual abuse he put on female reporters, but somehow he did.I'll watch him fight, but for a tough fighter, he comes off as extremely coddled, sheltered from reality, and just very unappreciative of all the blessings he's been gifted by people.

Stephen Holder site profile image  

10/30/13 11:08 AM by Stephen Holder

I dont feel sorry for Page.Oh and 'you put your life on the line' that shit is played the fuck out not to mention highly exaggerated. I'm not sayin there isnt danger involved in there but realatively speaking I can think of probably 10 jobs that are far riskier than being an mma fighter and they arent even a tenth as lucrative or glamourous professions.

YouCantHandleMyRiddum site profile image  

10/30/13 10:20 AM by YouCantHandleMyRiddum

Rampage was his own worst enemy. The fact that he would let himself get fat as fuck in between fights, showed where his head was at.A pro athlete should never balloon up to the point where his camp isn't even about skills, strength and conditioning anymore, the camp becomes a weight loss camp.

danggook site profile image  

10/30/13 10:13 AM by danggook

even after the a team thing, ufc bent over backwards to give rampage what he wanted

Cojendo site profile image  

10/30/13 9:52 AM by Cojendo

I would love to see Larry King do a duel interview with Dana White and Rampage. I'm glad he admitted about the A-Team movie being a mistake. You have to take care of your current obligations first.



 

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