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Rampage Blames Loss to Rashad on Injury and ‘Boring Greg Jackson Game Plan’

("I pity the fool who makes fun of my scarf and inability to ignore the camera.")

It didn’t take Quinton Rampage Jackson long after his unanimous decision loss to Rashad Evans at UFC 114 to pull a Tito Ortiz. Just two and a half weeks after the bout and Rampage has already formulated his own "cracked skull" defense.

Speaking with Fighters Only this week, the A-Team star explained away his less than stellar performance in the bout.

“I apologize for the fight not so much because I lost but because of how it went down. I always like to put on exciting fights for the fans but Rashad came out to use that ‘Greg Jackson’ plan: be boring and squeak out a victory. So that bothers me more than the loss… I remember one other thing he was doing – he was punching me in my knee! It was weird because I had suffered a real bad knee injury in camp but we kept it secret, we didn’t say anything about it and we didn’t even tell the UFC. I told my doctor and that was it, he helped me out but I was going to back out of the fight. The only reason I didn’t back out was the fight had been so hyped and I didn’t want to disappoint the fans. Why was he punching me in the knee though? That’s kind of weird – did he find out about the injury? I don’t know. Its weird.”

He went on to say that he held back from finishing Rashad after rocking him with a punch in the bout because he was worried Evans would take him down and make the fight even more boring than it already was. 

“The reason why [I didn't finish him when I had him stunned] is because I thought he wanted me to rush in so he could take me down again. That’s the worst time to rush in and take somebody out. So the whole time I was walking on eggshells and trying to keep him from taking me down because Rashad is an awesome wrestler and I was having trouble getting up off the floor. So I figured if I rushed in he was gonna take me down." 

One movie under his belt and already Rampage is more concerned about the entertainment value of a project than finishing production.

How "Hollywood" of him.

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luisterrijk- June 17, 2010 at 11:08 pm
Everyone is so fucking disrespectful to greg jackson fighters. I seem to have a big mental block remembering all these Carlos condit, Cowboy Cerrone, and Bones jones fights that are LnP and boring.
Lysol- June 17, 2010 at 8:00 pm
[/Rampage's Relevance] Is Don Frye making any movies soon?
fatbellyfrank- June 17, 2010 at 3:36 pm
Rampage= Fuckwit
Ballkick- June 17, 2010 at 1:32 pm
You would think that Quinton Ramone Jackson would realize that if you are a one dimensional fighter you are an easy target to get beat.
As a coach/trainer guys like him frustrate the hell out of me.
I know his camp/and previous ones, have had success with other fighters and I'm sure they told Quinton he needed to change up his fight game a little.
But Rampage strikes me as a "in one ear and out the other" kinda guy.
He has created this whole persona Of RAMPAGE, and he still thinks he is able to win the way he always wins.
Shitty thing is, I think everyone has his number now,.. so look for his wins from now on to be few and far between.
10Pound- June 17, 2010 at 12:48 pm
What a fucking crybaby. Sounds like BJ Penn to me.
Dick_Misanthropenis- June 17, 2010 at 12:21 pm
Rashad got rocked and nearly finished in both of his last victories. I think that alone speaks volumes about chinks in his armor. He wrestles people down and holds them there, but he barely does any damage while he has them down. He's got weak ground and pound and no submissions that I've ever seen, and ironically does his best damage when standing.
That Guy- June 17, 2010 at 12:07 pm
@Kid Clam Curtains

If you still like a fighter after a loss you're a fan. If you only like someone when they're winning you're just a nuthugger. Looks like you're a Rampage fan like me
El Guapo- June 17, 2010 at 11:26 am
Not taking anything away from 'Shad, tho. He was in control of the fight for 13 minutes and got the well deserved decision. I'm just saying Rampage came within inches of ending it when he had Shooga doing the stanky leg..

It is what it is. Or was what it was, if you prefer.
Elentius- June 17, 2010 at 11:23 am
Gotta stand first. I said before that Rashad is a bad match for Rua, but a guy can dream can't he?! Cross-eyed Rashad getting KTFO is like art and I will always like Machida for that even if he does like the taste of his pee-pee-pee.
cecils_pupils- June 17, 2010 at 11:22 am
Now c'mon Rampage... you can't blame Greg Jackson for this. You should blame Rashad for following a game plan ([Rogan] how dare you!). We all know that the best fighters are the ones that don't use strategy, that choose not to exploit the other guys weaknesses, but instead rush in there flinging haymakers to get 'er done.

If Rashad was a better fighter he woulda just stood with you... right Page?
Almost North- June 17, 2010 at 11:18 am
Double posted like an idiot.
Almost North- June 17, 2010 at 11:17 am
There is no way in hell Rashad will try to stand up with Rua. That one is going to look more like the Coleman fight. Better work on that cardio Shogun. Better get drunk to enjoy this one CP.
Get Off Me- June 17, 2010 at 11:13 am
@El Guapo
That's 100% the real reason Rampage didn't win that fight, never mind the rest.

Machida v. Evans, that was about the most exciting Rashad fight I have seen.
I just hope Rashad tries to use his "footwork" and "speed" against Rua like he did against Rampage.....He won't have time to talk to Rua before he get's all stanky legged, it'll be lights out quick.
Videodrome_NOW- June 17, 2010 at 11:04 am

I don't understand why a fighter who hates his fans and hates taking pictures with dudes, (guess I can't blame him for that,) wants any sympathy from anyone. He really is playing a Tito by trying to stay relevant after a horrible performance. I really liked Jackson until Season 10 of the Ultimate Fighter; then my loyalties began to wane a little. It was when I met both him and Rashad in Sydney, where I discovered that Rampage will punch anyone in the face who touches him, because he has a severe case of homophobia. While the look on some fans' very dissapointed faces was amusing at times, it was quick to tell Rampage wanted nothing to do with them. Rampage and Rashad are just "wanna-be Mike Tysons" with delusions of celebrity permeated in their brains.
El Guapo- June 17, 2010 at 11:01 am
If you ask me(SILENCE), Rashad had a "horseshoe up his ass", as Brock would say. When Rampage had him hurt he threw two loaded right hands downward toward Shooga that missed by an an inch or so. 'Shad was busy trying to scramble and didn't see either shot. Any of those connected, it was lights out!! I know there's no shoulda, coulda, woulda in fighting, but still..

But that's only if you were to ask me (MORE SILENCE)

Kid Clam Curtains- June 17, 2010 at 10:53 am
For some reason I still really like Rampage. Maybe its the gay.
EDoggFunkMonk- June 17, 2010 at 10:30 am
I was expecting to hear that he injured his Barracus.
glassjawsh- June 17, 2010 at 10:28 am
i liked the ateam movie
Elentius- June 17, 2010 at 10:25 am
Rashad is very boring. I don't like Rua, but I am hoping he Machidas Rashad. I could watch that over and over. As for Rampage... I didn't think that what he said was so bad. Leave to some people to point out stupid shit directed towards the people who are not on top. I bet ya Rampage has more money than Rashad hahaha! I am not a big Rampage fan for the record, but I am obviously an MMA fan!
Robdamob- June 17, 2010 at 10:22 am
When was rashad ever fun to watch?
sure he knocked out sean salmon but cmon,
then hit got chuck which seems to be a thing these days
and then took out forrest who can just never be consistent
before that how did he get to where he was.....oh yeah his wrestling
I like rashad he rocked rampage in the opening seconds even
but hes never been the most exciting fighter to watch
Mike Russell- June 17, 2010 at 10:10 am
Did you not read the part that said Rampage was the one who called the fight boring, kmax1940?
El Famous Burrito- June 17, 2010 at 10:09 am
Crazy that Greg Jackson came up with a plan to have his wrestler wrestle his way to victory.

Yes, that kooky Greg Jackson; you never know what madcap wackiness he's going to come up with next.

The Rampage plan, now there is a good plan.

Not practice for a year and smoke a pack of Newports per day. That's how you bring the heat, you stank breff, boring-ass faggot! I got some Sun Tzu, General Muhfuckin' Patton level strategizin' up in here, dawg!
PortlandMMA- June 17, 2010 at 10:09 am
I've said it before and I'll say it again, how the hell does this guy have fans? I watched his fight with like 25 people and me and one other guy were the only ones going for Rashad. I knew the whole time he was going to make excuses. So its Greg Jackson and Rashad's fault for being "boring" mixed with a Doctor spreading rumors conspiracy theory?
kmax1940- June 17, 2010 at 10:06 am
I didnt think that fight was boring at all! I guess some people just want the 2 fighters to rush at each other swinging like crazy until one of them goes down...
kxp06001- June 17, 2010 at 10:06 am
I'm surprised Rampae admitted to Rashad being an awesome wrestler... now if he can only stop him...