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Rampage Jackson: ‘The UFC Looked Like A-Holes This Weekend’


("…I, on the other hand, look like a very intelligent and compassionate person." Photo via joblo.com.)

Most longtime fans have gone through some variation of the following experience: You spend months trying to convince your co-workers that MMA is the baddest sport ever invented, and they need to give it a chance. So they come over to your place one night to watch a UFC event, and what they see instead is sloppy brawling, boring ground-hugging, and inexplicable judges’ decisions. "It’s usually a lot better than this," you say desperately as they slowly file out the door. But it’s too late; they’re gone, they won’t be back, and you’ll be eating most of your lunches alone from now on. It’s a humiliating feeling. Now imagine if those co-workers were Oscar-nominated actor Liam Neeson and The Hangover‘s Bradley Cooper, and you’ll have an idea of what Quinton "Rampage" Jackson had to endure on Saturday. Sour grape warning begins now:

I was watching the fight this weekend with the director of the A Team movie, the movie crew & a couple of actors & I never been ashamed to be a part of MMA till now. The UFC looked like assholes this weekend. The main event was boring. I anticipated that because let’s be real.. Machida is a boring fighter. But Shogun getting robbed like that was pretty cut throat. Then you hear Joe Rogan say you "you have to beat the champ to be a champ." & that made me think the UFC are full of shit! Not to be whiny here but I still don’t feel like I’ve been beat in the UFC.. but I’m not champ anymore. If the UFC gives Shogun an immediate rematch because of the controversial loss then that would validate everything I have said about the UFC in my recent posts & why I’m pissed at the UFC. But yet he deserves one & so have I deserved one against Forrest.

The reason why I was ashamed of the UFC is because some people around me were saying that the UFC is becoming corrupt like boxing & asked me is that stuff real? Most of the people from the A Team movie were just watching it because I was watching it & they don’t know much about MMA & were starting to get into it but last night they didn’t have anything good to say about my sport. So I was so ashamed.
 
One good thing came out of the fight last night. Rashad looked more like a bitch. If he would have just tried to fight Machida instead of just nutting up he probably could have done better. I saw every last one of Machida’s weaknesses this last weekend…
 
The UFC needs to get some new judges before I even think about coming back. I want the hardcore fans to go back & watch all the fights that you thought was kinda shady with the judges in the UFC & TUF & write down the names of the judges so you guys can complain & have a voice. Do your homework. This sport wouldn’t be what it is without the fans. Its hard for me to believe that the UFC is so successful & has over 100 shows & can’t tell who wins a fight. How is it that they can’t tell who wins a fight on an important title fight?

We hate to say it, but Quinton Jackson has a point here. Rua is getting an immediate rematch against Machida because it’s convenient. The UFC has had trouble putting main events together lately, and they need all the big fights they can get. Plus, there’s no other clear-cut light-heavyweight contender (besides Rampage himself) who could credibly be put in to challenge for the belt right now. When Rampage lost his close decision to Forrest Griffin, the UFC had a lot more options in terms of challengers. And yes, poor judging is an epidemic in this sport. So you all had better start your CSAC-directed letter-writing campaign, or Jackson will never fight again — and then how would he ever get a chance to exploit all of Machida’s weaknesses?

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G Funk- October 30, 2009 at 8:15 am
whoever thinks Page won that fight with Forrest is worse than Mr. Peoples or Tony Fuckin Weeks!
UFC fan- October 27, 2009 at 10:34 pm
I don't care to read any of this shit, BUT the reality of this is Rampage , is that everyone felt Forrest beat your ass, and deserved that belt, and in this case with machida NOBODY in their right mind believes Machida won, that is why shogun gets a rematch and you didnt.
Also notice shogun has not (yet) ran out acted fucking crazy and high and ran over preggo's and ran from the cops.

Keep acting rampage until you can tell fantasy from reality.
gracie_nuthugger- October 27, 2009 at 5:47 pm
>Rampage is so irrelevant now, it is laugable.

Can you have a thought that's your own or do you just fart out the first thing you hear?

Rampage will be relevant to you the day he signs back up with the UFC just like you thought that Tito was a washed up piece of shit UNTIL he resigned and how Kimbo was an embarassment until he brought the company 6 millions viewers.

You just need to be told what to think and you do allright.

From the article:
>Plus, there's no other clear-cut light-heavyweight contender

I so disagree, the UFC has a built in legend they could put in a main event or even title fight: Marc Coleman.


Which brings me back to the first mouthbreather;
Coleman and Tito were shit upon when they were out of the UFC by the same idiots who were trying to convince themselves just a few weeks ago that Tito-Coleman was a real main eventer.

When Rampage comes back, you will laud him.

Its who you are.
Seoul Brother- October 27, 2009 at 5:20 pm
@melvin da G: Rampage has been overly promoted primarily because the UFC hasn't been too shy about sensationalism and melodrama. Look at some of the petty bullshit going on in the house over the past few seasons of "TUF," and tell me that they're not trying to make monumental beefs out of what amounts to wet farts. It may be good for ratings, but it's watering down the chances of MMA being taken seriously as opposed to the angry redheaded stepchild of the WWE.

It would suit a 3rd rate thug like Rampage to be in a cheesy remake of a cheesy 80s TV show, but if he thinks James Lipton is going to invite him for an episode of "Inside the Actor's Studio," he's more stupid than he looks, and that's saying something.
melvin da G- October 27, 2009 at 5:03 pm
"move back to Memphis and be a champ on some little local promotion"?

So are you saying all of Rampage's accomplishments up to this point have been irrelevant? He did recently KO Wanderlei Silva, and decision Keith Jardine, he's still definitely a top contender for the title especially pending a fight with Rashad Evans.
To say he should fight on local promotions is like saying that Randy Couture should fight in a local pankrase tournament, or saying that Forrest Griffin has no business in fighting anymore.

And there was a post a couple comments back saying he was overly promoted for getting two shots at being a coach on TUF. But wouldn't you ask him to appear on your show if fans tuned in to watch him? It's all about good business practice.

Dmonicideals- October 27, 2009 at 2:27 pm
Rampage is so irrelevant now, it is laugable.


The reason he didn't get an instant rematch is because he had to fight to not go to prison.

Rampage would get destroyed by BOTH Shogun and Machida. he needs to just move back to Memphis and be a champ on some little local promotion, where he has a chance to beat someone, not in the UFC where there isn't a fight he can win (well, maybe he could beat Razzak).
GiantClock- October 27, 2009 at 12:48 pm
Man screw this clown,he makes it seem like he can capitalize on machidas weaknesses just by wathching this fight, thats bullsh*t man. Shoguns is an exception cause of his deadly kicks, everytime he landed a face shot( which wasnt that many) it was set up by a kick or vice versa. Rampage cant even come close to challenging machida the way shogun did , if anything if they were to fight one day he would come outr of that fight looking worse than rashad did, at least rashad is a semi threat wtih his kicks, rampage would go out there looking for that one big shot and he ll never get it. Im tired of rampage dogging machida saying he is boring and shit everytime he gets the chance. How bout you stop bicthing and moaning, quit acting (ive seen the clips, he really blows) and come back to fighting. One last note, rampage will never get that belt back, if shogun some how pulls off the rematch he destroys rampage(assuming he gets a title shot) If machida fights rampage its rashad all over again.
munche- October 27, 2009 at 12:02 pm
Seeing as though Rampage has retired from fighting to be a big time Hollywood actor, isn't he more qualified to talk about this weekend's box office results? You changed careers buddy, why do you need to talk about UFC to get attention?
831 Son- October 27, 2009 at 11:42 am
Since when have there been rumors or people been talking about corruption within the UFC anyway? He must be hanging around some douchebags.
831 Son- October 27, 2009 at 11:38 am
What a FUCKING IDIOT. The UFC in no way, shape, or form, has any say in what judges are scoring bouts, or what refs are working the fights. What a moron. He should be pissed at the Athletic Commisions for being complete retards instead of being pissed at the UFC since he couldnt have his little rematch. Same goes with all the fucking retard fans and observers that think the UFC is rigged- the judges and refs are not in any way appointed by the UFC and if the UFC did have say, then things would be alot different. Tools..
Summoner10- October 27, 2009 at 11:33 am
Excellent points Badguy. I am no longer a fan of Rampage, done with his bullshit.

And he didnt get a rematch because he decided to have a one man destruction derby through southern california. Notice how he NEVER brings that up, ever. The UFC wanted to hide him for a good 5-6 months and have it blow over, they protected his ass and this is how he repays them? What a dick.
Sneaky Pete- October 27, 2009 at 11:10 am
Seoul Brother, hilarious!

@ Badguy: Point four is particularly well taken. The UFC really did take care of him after his, well his rampage.

I'm going to propose some heavy accounting along the lines of what Rampage is talking about. When we get a questionable decision, you need to get a good sense of the judges rationale, and then go through the fight frame by frame counting shots, assessing takedowns and the quality of submission attempts.

The judges need to be called into account once in a while or we could end up with the same corrupt situation that boxing is in.
Momoplata- October 27, 2009 at 10:47 am
i want to see cecil peoples survive 1 leg kick...
rockhuddy- October 27, 2009 at 10:43 am
The problem is the athletic commissions, they set up a government granted monopoly on picking judges and refs in order to generate revenue. It's a disgusting habit of government in general.
mthomas- October 27, 2009 at 10:34 am
I'm sure that Rampage, unlike Rashad, would have been utlilizing the Shogun strategy of vicious body and leg kicks. Oh wait, he probably would have circled around for 5 rounds looking to throw a big left hook knockout blow that Machida, everyone in the Staples centre and yes, even Cecil Peoples, would have seen coming a mile away.
kellyman- October 27, 2009 at 10:24 am
Guys, stop complaining about long posts.
You've got enough time to read and critique comments, but nobody's forcing you to do any of it.
agentsmith- October 27, 2009 at 9:45 am
@ 10Pound:

I highly doubt Rampage's spelling and grammar is that good. I seriously suspect Rampage dictates his blog posts to Tiki, who then edits/types them. In between blowjobs, that is.
steampunk22- October 27, 2009 at 9:43 am
^Agentofthebat "Ah well. Hopefully he'll sleep easy when he gets that A-Team paycheck. Not everyday you get paid to act like yourself"


Wasn't he a coach on TUF? ;P
The Harvester- October 27, 2009 at 9:39 am
You guys are goofs.

Rampage won the fight against Forrest.... He definately didn't lose it, and judging by the "you got to beat the champ, to take the belt" Philosophy the belt should have never changed hands. UFC wanted Forrest to win to complete his heroic story of coming from the first TUF show to becoming a champion.

Its getting easier and easier to predict close fights, especially title fights. If the fight is close enough that they can swing it a certain way the winner will always be the person who they want to promote at the time.

In, Shogun/Lyoto, Dana probably nodded at the judges and they knew what was expected of them.. Then he goes and bashes the decision and declares a rematch saving the division from stagnation.

Come on.. if you've been watching lately you can't tell me you haven't been able to predict almost all of main fights that go to decision. Regardless of who you think should have actually won. (As most people point out that they knew and felt Shogun would be screwed. Which should not be even thought under a fair judging system).
10Pound- October 27, 2009 at 9:36 am
How long did it take Quinton to type that all out on a keyboard? I'm guessing at least 5 hours. To his credit, he can type "t i t t i e s" pretty fast, its his silver bullet skill.

Regardless of his typing skills, is it just me or does his whiny commentary remind you of a certain Hawaiian welterweight with on-demand allergies to vaseline grease?
the glza- October 27, 2009 at 9:36 am
that stupid asshole has made a point.
agentsmith- October 27, 2009 at 9:25 am
Dexter Says:
forrest did not beat rampage.
and if you go by the way shogun/machida was judged then rampage should have won on all cards.
rampage did more damage, dropped forrest like 5 times.
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That's some memory you've got. Rampage only dropped Forrest ONCE... that was in the first round, then he spent almost the entire second round on his back.
Terminator- October 27, 2009 at 9:11 am
@ mjmcnns

ain't nobody gonna read all that shit
mjmcnns- October 27, 2009 at 9:01 am
You'd think after so many years in the sport Rampage would have at least a slight understanding of how it operates. He still thinks the UFC judges fights? Come on. After seeing his two abysmal attempts at coaching it really makes you realize how self-absorbed Rampage is when it comes to MMA.

Furthermore, am I the only one who sees the irony in his bitching about the auto rematch?

If Rampage didn't throw a temper tantrum, take his ball and go home in the first place, we almost certainly would be seeing Lyoto vs the winner of Rashard/Jackson instead of the re-match. The only reason this rematch is going to be so hastily booked is because there are no other options BECAUSE RAMPAGE SCREWED THE UFC.
PhilDZnutts- October 27, 2009 at 9:00 am
Didn't Dana ask Rampage who he wanted next, Rashad or the champ? He picked Rashad and then he picked a movie instead of that fight....done listening and done caring.
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