'Rampage' Jackson: The UFC killed my love for MMA


Rampage 'Jackson' seems a bit renewed since revealing he has signed a new deal with Bellator, TNA, and Spike TV. It didn't take long for Rampage to start taking shots at his former employer, the UFC. He spoke about the relationship near the end of tenure with them on yesterday's media call:

"I'm very excited to be a part of this family. You have no idea. This is something I've been dreaming about and waiting for years. I've been fighting for 12 years. I have a promoter that 'gets it.' He's like one of the fighters. We put our life on the line and we entertain the fans. Sometimes, in the past with promoters, I just felt like I wasn't appreciated. But, you guys get it. I've always wanted to be a pro wrestler. That's why I got started in this, that's why I started wrestling in high school. That's why I used to fight the way I used to fight when I was younger, I used to slam people, power bombs and stuff like that. My dream has come true. I get to go to TNA and do some pro wrestling. I felt I could do this, be in front of cameras and not be shy. Like the "A-Team" movie, I want to be an action guy, I want to be a big kid and you guys are making my dreams come true.

It makes me feel like all the hard work and all the things I did to my body in the past is all paying off now. I lost a lot of love for MMA when I was in the UFC. Honestly they just killed it, they drained it, but this new deal got me so excited and instantly brought the love back. It's hard to explain the way I feel now. I'm happy to be a part of the team."

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KZTT_W85 site profile image  

6/6/13 11:16 PM by KZTT_W85

I've lost all the love I used to have for rampage.

Vote me down site profile image  

6/6/13 9:49 PM by Vote me down

Get that money while you can Rampage.

UnderTheClock site profile image  

6/6/13 9:44 PM by UnderTheClock

He's acting like every pro wrestler does in switching promotions, and some are falling for it.

lookoutawhale site profile image  

6/6/13 8:40 PM by lookoutawhale

Rampage will find a reason to hate Bellator in the future too and then blame everyone for his misfortunes.

CanofPineapple site profile image  

6/6/13 8:37 PM by CanofPineapple

I find it weird that no one around him has told him what a joke he is. He must hang around really stupid people.

BTT-RyannVonDoom site profile image  

6/6/13 8:35 PM by BTT-RyannVonDoom

That Zuffa's killed their love of the sport. 

Unwariestpickle site profile image  

6/6/13 8:34 PM by Unwariestpickle

Rampage you killed my love for mma.No wait... actually just for you.

time traveling 12er site profile image  

6/6/13 8:31 PM by time traveling 12er

More will speak up that they really wanted to be pro-wrestlers and entertainers?

BTT-RyannVonDoom site profile image  

6/6/13 8:27 PM by BTT-RyannVonDoom

He's not the only one this has happened to. More will speak up. 

big_roy_fan site profile image  

6/6/13 8:17 PM by big_roy_fan

the only fans rampage has left are of the ceiling and oscillating variety.