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MMA Quoteathon: Rampage Poops on Rogan, Bigfoot Disses Overeem

Quinton “Rampage” Jackson recently sat down with Gary Alexander of Fighter’s Only Magazine for an exclusive interview, and per usual, provided several insights into the enigma wrapped mystery that is the former UFC Light Heavyweight Champion’s mind. On the heels of an unsuccessful title bid against Jon Jones, Jackson has opted for a training camp that won’t cost him six figures for his upcoming UFC 144 bout against Ryan Bader. According to Jackson, he had originally planned on returning to MusclePharm for the bout with Bader, but upon coming to the realization that it would in fact be cold in that part of the country, decided to stay at his own newly formed gym in Southern California.

For the most part, the interview was standard Rampage fare, chocked full of paranoid delusions, incoherent rambling, and a complete disregard for the interviewer beside him. You know, the stuff we love about ‘Page. But things took an interesting turn when Jackson was asked how he saw the Bader fight going down in a perfect world:

In a perfect world, I step in the cage, and I yawn just like just I did on you and he fuckin’ faints. And then I get my check and walk out there like, ‘Thanks!’ and I don’t even gotta do the interview with Joe Rogan’s fake ass…after you fight, if you win, you gotta go and Joe Rogan’s gotta do an interview with you and most likely he’s been talking crap about you the whole time.

Damn, it seems that Rampage has joined Mario Yamasaki, Carlos Mencia (or whatever his real name is), and hecklers worldwide in the list of people who do not enjoy all that is The Joe Rogan Experience. Apparently Jackson’s dislike of Rogan comes from Joe’s somewhat biased perspective when commentating, especially when it comes to the Jiu-Jitsu game:

You know he’s got good jiu-jitsu because he’s so biased against jiu-jitsu guys. You can hear it in his voice. Whenever a guy is a jiu-jitsu fighter he’s playing rusty trombone. I don’t think you should talk down, you should be neutral. When I used to fight in PRIDE, watch Bas Rutten and Stephen Quadros on commentary. Those guys were my good friends and you couldn’t even tell when they were doing commentary. We hung out outside of work sometimes, we were good friends but when I fought they weren’t biased towards me. They did their job. They weren’t biased towards skills or anything like that. That’s the way it should be. Sometimes you can hear him because Joe Rogan has one of those girly high-ass voices. I just wanna tell him to shut the fuck up sometimes.

Although Rogan is far and away the most informative and well versed commentator out there, it is hard to deny the man’s bias when it comes to certain techniques and/or fights — Machida/Shogun 1 comes to mind. But Rogan’s commentary is merely a reflection of who he is as a human being; he pulls no punches and shoots from the hip. As a color commentator, it’s what he’s paid to do and is why most of us tend to enjoy his unique take on the sport. That said, does anyone agree with Rampage here?

While we’re on the subject of pulling no punches, Antonio Silva was recently interviewed by Brazil’s Portal do Vale Tudo, and when asked about the UFC 146 scheduled heavyweight title bout between Alistair Overeem and Junior Dos Santos, let his feelings be known about the former Strikeforce and Dream heavyweight champ:

*translation compliments of BloodyElbow*

 A fight is a fight and anything can happen. They’re two very strong fighters, they’re at the top of their division but I don’t see how Overeem can beat Junior dos Santos. Overeem is (beating a lot of people), he’s a lion, but when (he gets hit) he becomes a kitty. When Junior first connects, Overeem’s spirit of a fighter will go to the dress room. I think it will be Junior with another knockout in his career.

Well, if Ubereem is a kitty, than that must mean Bigfoot is a narcoleptic goat.

-J. Jones

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MentalyptiC- February 21, 2012 at 8:23 am
LOL He said he wants to rap, then told buddy to loose some weight, ahahah, always comical.
LOKI- February 21, 2012 at 7:05 am
Rogan can be blatantly biased at times but I think in the Page/Jones fight he was frustrated because he knows Rampage has more tools than he uses and the few leg kicks he threw clearly bothered Jones and are a very effective weapon against a tall lanky fighter.

I would actually be very interested in a Rogan/Rampage fight; despite the age disparity, Rogan dosent have to be tested and you know he is on the Handy Couture HGH speacial. Rampage could take him down easy but would quickly get jitz up. If it stays on the feet Joe would kick the shit outa Page's legs worse than Forrest and you know he would throw one of those pattented turning side kicks to Rampage's gut.
Jon Fitch and Exciting in the same sentence- February 21, 2012 at 6:48 am
I actually like Rogan. But he needs to replace a lot of his go-to phrases already. Like, instead of "top of the foodchain" why not say either someone is an "iron chef" or "line cook at Red Lobster"? You know what I'm saying?
JoseMonkey- February 21, 2012 at 5:40 am
So, back when Rampage was in his prime (in PRIDE) and the objective commentary was fairly complimentary, Rampage says "that's good commentary."
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Now that his best fights are likely behind him, when the objective commentary points out what everyone knows to be true (i.e., Rampage isn't what he used to be), he gets pissed off and calls it biased.
KeithHackneyWindmillPalmStrike- February 21, 2012 at 4:27 am
Sooooo, are they still gonna finish that whole Strikeforce heavyweight tournament, or did they just say fuck it?
paskhl- February 20, 2012 at 10:32 pm
I'm a huge Rogan's fan!
But @Joedirt is absolutely right when (talking abt Joe R.) he said; "this guy is one of the best in the world at (insert art)" for every single person that enters the ring".LOL
That was right on the nail.

Hey Rampage,if Rogan say you are a unidimensional fighter its because you fight like a unidimensional fighter!!!Your style has not change since...1810!!!
He knows,I know,we all know that you know most of the 5h1t,but when you fight,YOU ARE FRIGGIN UNIDIMENSIONAL.
Rogan's not gonna say something else because you're Rampage.
Narcissism at his best.
Fletch the V Stretch- February 20, 2012 at 8:07 pm
XENO - You haven't seen Rogan call out Mencia for stealing jokes? Yeah you can definitely find that online. Most likely on youtube. He kills Mencia. Mencia says something like do you know how hard it is to come up with funny jokes these days and Rogan is like yeah, duh, I actually write my own jokes and don't just steal other people's like you do. BURN. You getting on that p90x?
Todd M- February 20, 2012 at 7:25 pm
@ Vovchanchyn Check, Real Talk.
XENOPHON- February 20, 2012 at 6:46 pm
Joedirt - really, I can't stand Mencia. Is this something that can be found online?
Joedirt- February 20, 2012 at 5:59 pm
Rogan is ok... but I am sick of hearing him say "this guy is one of the best in the world at (insert art)" for every single person that enters the ring. I know he's trying to talk up the fights but damn...
Actually I was never a Rogan fan until he confronted Carlos Mencia live on stage. I give him props for that.
AlanBelcher619- February 20, 2012 at 5:38 pm
How does Joe Rogan have a girly voice? I think is quite hoarse and masculine.

Also, we should be more angry about the use of Jon Anik in the FuelTV productions, kill me now. I think KenFlo and either Rogan or Mir would make it a much better production, the Goldy - Anik kind of commentators are useless.
XENOPHON- February 20, 2012 at 4:55 pm
So Rampage is told and agrees that he has it all. A nice house, a new gym, and a clean ride parked in the driveway. What's the one thing that Rampage is now missing? Of course, the 15 cops running his ass off the side of the road!
WhiteBoyFrank- February 20, 2012 at 4:29 pm
Page is an idiot and shouldn't conduct an interview unless his PR babysitter is within arm's reach. DW hates to have to answer questions when his fighters can't keep their mouths shut.
ManBearPig- February 20, 2012 at 3:43 pm
Maybe Rogan will yellow card Rampage for his bad "bref" at the post fight interview...
ArmFarmer- February 20, 2012 at 2:31 pm
At least Big Foot just got ko'd, and he didn't just give up and quit in the middle of the fight like Overeem has so many times. I think that's what he's talking about. He's not dissing his chin, just his heart.
bootystar- February 20, 2012 at 2:12 pm
If you shave your ass you don't gotta deal with hanging grogans
El Guapo- February 20, 2012 at 1:51 pm
I'd like to sincerely apologize to Maggie Hendricks and Loretta Hunt. I realize now that my usage of the d-word is hurtful to those brave women -pioneers, if you will- who cover MMA. Nevermind that they, by their own free will, chose to cover the male dominated sport or that they get paid to do so, as that apparently is irrelevant. What is relevant is they, as women, do not have certain male sexual organs so I should not use that terminology when speaking to another man, nevermind the fact they have nothing to do wi... Nevermind.
El Guapo- February 20, 2012 at 1:36 pm
Joe Rogan's a dick!
Gener- February 20, 2012 at 1:35 pm
Now, I'm more interested in seeing Rampage's post fight interview than the fight, itself.

And Bigfoot is right...
ArmFarmer- February 20, 2012 at 1:33 pm
I wish rampage would just disappear into obscurity.
Vovchanchyn Check- February 20, 2012 at 1:27 pm
Rogan can do no wrong in my eyes.

He's like R.Kelly to me.
Ballentine- February 20, 2012 at 1:20 pm
Does Rampage not know to tuck it in the waist band when your wearing sweatpants and trying to hide your boner. Hands in the pockets make it way to obvious.
Chonde- February 20, 2012 at 1:18 pm
I really wish he would stop playing pocket pool while being interviewed. lol
TheCanadian- February 20, 2012 at 1:08 pm
Rampage bitching? What a shock. He probably watched his fight with Bones and didnt like that Rogan was pointing out how Jones was beating the shit out of him. Clearly butt hurt.
Tocool- February 20, 2012 at 1:05 pm
Rampage bitches about too much to listen to him anymore. It is the boy who cried wolf personified.
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