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Must-See: A Night in Tokyo With Rampage Jackson

There’s a lot to like about this new 45-minute video feature from First of all, it’s nice to see that Quinton Jackson and Ariel Helwani have squashed their beef. Also, it’s nice to see Rampage out in public in Japan without humiliating the locals.

So here we have Quinton and Ariel on the streets of Tokyo four days before UFC 144, walking and talking, and walking and talking, and walking and talking until they finally arrive at an arcade to play Tekken Tag. Along the way, they discuss Rampage’s first trip to Japan fighting Kazushi Sakuraba, the different kind of racism in Japan, the unmatched atmosphere of PRIDE in its heyday, how a person’s personality is determined by their blood type, fight fixing, his betrayal by you-know-who and subsequent reckless driving arrest. Then they walk some more, and Quinton talks about parenting, matchmaking, his greatest career triumph, privacy, retirement, and how he won’t be fully appreciated until he’s gone.

It’s probably the most in-depth interview with Rampage you’ll ever see. Give it a look.

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dranokills- February 24, 2012 at 9:39 pm
I like this interview. the first time i saw rampage i hated him, then he started being silly......he showed another side to himself that i really thought was cool. so many fighters are dry as popcorn fart or arrogant as hell, or are just complete freaky fucktards, so it was good to see someone like rampage be a funny dude. I hope he knocks masterbader out.
ClinchthatstoleChristmas- February 24, 2012 at 8:23 pm
Any one catch that guy in the back left at the 19min mark?

Definitely a high light.
winklepicker- February 24, 2012 at 11:57 am
Helwani and Jackson: the modern-day Cosell and Ali?
HEY- February 24, 2012 at 8:11 am
*likes this*
Mofo- February 23, 2012 at 8:39 pm
Karma - it's 45 minutes?? Any recommendations, like "skip to the halfway point"? I like Ariel and Rampage fine, but not 45 minutes worth of fine. I can't take 45 minutes of Awkward and Whiny.
KarmaAteMyCat- February 23, 2012 at 7:18 pm
Mofo it's an amazing experience watching that Interview, Just really well done and I am not the biggest Ariel fan but I loved this through and through. I am an Old school MMA fan and I don't tend to hug anyones nutts but I feel I have gotten to know Quinton more and his mindset verse The Rampage that everyone thinks they know? Yah dig?
Mofo- February 23, 2012 at 6:45 pm
I haven't watched it yet but I assume Ariel wakes up missing a kidney?
KarmaAteMyCat- February 23, 2012 at 6:12 pm
I completely disagree IronClad, I think this was a more get to know QUINTON more then a get to know RAMPAGE situation come on man. No offense but I think you are way off on this.
IronClad- February 23, 2012 at 4:46 pm
Great interview. I still like rampage but damn does he whine. Were talking about a guy who had a hit and run and chased by police. He's gotten off pretty scott free with all the dramah not only in personal life but with the UFC and he still wants more money, more fame, more recognition? With out PRIDE, he'd be nothing. PRIDE made him. It realy seems like Rampage just wants a hand out...some sort of guaranteed retirement plan so he doesn't have to work when he retires from MMA
El Guapo- February 23, 2012 at 4:42 pm
Based on the title of the article I thought I was gonna see Rampage bang a Japanese schoolgirl or seven.
KarmaAteMyCat- February 23, 2012 at 2:24 pm
Ariel Helwani had ZERO Knowledge of Call of Duty, seriously...
The12ozCurls- February 23, 2012 at 2:11 pm
2 early observations of this - first and foremost the 7-11 they pass by looked freaking awesome. And . . . . all the people that walk by them pull their surgical face masks over their mouths before they pass Rampage. LOL.
KarmaAteMyCat- February 23, 2012 at 2:00 pm
Dammit Taco, again glad I had no TEA in my mouth.
Fried Taco- February 23, 2012 at 1:58 pm
Karma, don't talk about being mid swallow, you'll get skeletor all excited.
KarmaAteMyCat- February 23, 2012 at 1:53 pm
Wow, Black people got big dicks, and Ya'll got big Nose's I'm sitting here drinking tea and am I glad I HAD NOTHING IN MY MOUTH or was mid swallow during that part holy shit.
KarmaAteMyCat- February 23, 2012 at 1:38 pm
All I could think seeing that this went down was oh shit...