Rampage: Anyone not a bigot knows I beat Forrest

Tuesday, November 06, 2012

Quinton “Rampage” Jackson has one fight left in his UFC contract, and wants to leave the league there after. He is currently campaigning for a final match up with someone he considers an exciting fighter, rather than a “boring ass” wrestler, like Ryan Bader, Phil Davis or Chael Sonnen.

One fighter in his exciting column in Forrest Griffin, who he lost to via unanimous decision in an unsuccessful title defense at UFC 86, back in 2008.

“I got hurt, I couldn’t fight Glover (Teixeira),” said Rampage of a recent potential match up. “I didn’t want to wait that long. Forrest’s opponent (Chael Sonnen) pulled out. Why not just go fight Forrest? I don’t care. I’ll fight Forrest and I’ll still fight Glover later. Everyone knows I’ve been gunning for Forrest, because anyone who knows MMA, anyone who’s got a true heart, a real heart, and not a bigot, they know I won that fight.

“That’s real talk.”

Rampage also expressed mixed, perhaps even mixed up feelings about the UFC. He says the only thing that will make him happy is leaving the UFC, but also describes them as a ‘great organization’.

“What would make you happy?” Rampage was asked.

“Leaving the UFC would make me happy,” he replied emphatically. “I don’t think there’s anything they can do to fix that.”

“I’m not upset with them,” he continued. “The UFC is a great organization. They’ve done a lot of good, positive things for the sport. It’s mainstream now. I can’t walk anywhere without people wanting a picture or attention or talking. That’s good, that’s what people like.

“Honestly, I wish I could’ve been compensated a little more for the privacy that I gave up. People don’t understand that. I traded my privacy and my kids’ privacy and everything for the living I’m making now, which is, I could say I’m probably as popular as football players or basketball players these days (who are) making millions.”