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Rampage Talks About Being a Child Thug and the Advice that Made Him Turn His Life Around

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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."

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LOKI- December 17, 2010 at 6:31 am
Hideja kids, hidja wive, and hidja husband too cause they rapin' evabody in prison!

Run tell that Homeboy!
Charming Charlie- December 16, 2010 at 9:29 pm
If that was thoughtful and well-spoken then Dana White is David Thoreau.
8MilesHigh- December 16, 2010 at 2:59 pm
The prison system invented "surprise sex."
RwilsonR- December 16, 2010 at 2:54 pm
It deserves to be said yet again - funniest tag ever!

Almost as funny - the fat, white, Santa Klaus impersonator who runs a company called 'Homeboy Industries.'
imabigfan- December 16, 2010 at 1:05 pm
do you have to yell surprise in prison or is that just understood?
Miles- December 16, 2010 at 12:51 pm
lol @ the tag. That's the awesome thing about CP - whether it's the title (see Holy Crap, Turn on CBS: Rampage Jackson Is About to Be on Dr. Phil), the story itself, the caption, or even in this case the tag you're likely gonna laugh at something
Vovchanchyn Check- December 16, 2010 at 12:14 pm
when there's ridiculous tags i always assume it's because of Russ Dawg
Levi Jones- December 16, 2010 at 12:12 pm
Prison rape is painful.
C-Bus Allstar- December 16, 2010 at 12:03 pm
Tags: ...fear of prison rape makes Rampage a good boy...