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If you missed the above episode of Dr. Phil yesterday featuring Quinton "Rampage" Jackson, you might be surprised when you hear how thoughtful and well-spoken the former UFC light heavyweight champ came off.
The theme of the episode was "teens in trouble," and according to Jackson, he once fell under that category having carried a gun and run drugs for dealers in the neighborhood in Memphis, Tenn. from the time he was eight years old. Jackson told the kids on the show that needed to heed the advice given to him by an uncle when he was 17. The elder Jackson apparently told him that if he continued down the path he was on, he would end up in jail with convicts who, "hadn’t been with a woman in a long time."
The fear of being someone’s prison bitch was apparently all Rampage needed to be put on the straight and narrow, at least until he became addicted to energy drinks and the movie The Secret.
Jackson turned his attention to wrestling and became a star on the mats in high school where he won all-state honors before attending junior college on a scholarship.
He left the troubled teens with a reality to chew on: most of the gangbangers he grew up with who aren’t dead "still live in their mamma’s basements, and that ain’t cool."
And no, he wasn’t trying to insult the members of the Potato Nation who are saving for a house or waiting for a sweet job offer while living in their parents’ cellar. He thinks you’re cool, but he’s pretty sure, "yo breff stank."