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TUF 10′s Mike Wessel Gets Personal on Rampage’s Ass


(Mike is not taking your bullshit. No sir, not today.)

Quote of the day from Team Rashad member Mike Wessel, via an interview on Heavy.com:

The reason I get pissed off at Rampage is because he’s supposed to be a coach, and I used to be a coach as well. When Demico lost the way he did, Rampage started feeling sorry for himself. You could hear him saying things like, "Do I have bad luck?", and, "I can’t believe he tapped out to that bullshit". I remember he said something like, "I would never lose like that". Really Rampage? Really? You’re going to act like that big of a douche because one of your guys lost, even though he fought good? Demico went in there and surprised a lot of people, and lost, but who cares. Everybody loses. What did you do after your last loss Rampage? You went on a fucking cocaine rage and stayed up all damn night before you were driving your monster truck with a big logo on it through white fucking suburbia. Running from the cops where they had to shoot out your fucking tires. Then Dana had to come down and bail your ass out and send you to England so the media wouldn’t eat your ass apart, so you would still have a fucking career.

Wessel went on to deny Rampage’s claims that Team Rashad didn’t actually like each other, and while he was in a venting mood, he figured he’d blast the TUF producers for all the special treatment given to Kimbo Slice. As the story goes, Slice got to bring an audience to his fight against Roy Nelson:

Yeah, we walked out, and we were like, "Who the fuck is that?", because I didn’t know who these guys were. There was like three big black guys, and what I was told was his wife. There was a female there and a little kid. They were like, "Yeah, that’s his wife and one of his sons, along with his posse. That’s Icy Mike, his promoter and manager. Other people knew who they were. Justin Wren was telling me who all of these guys were. I was like, ‘Are you fucking kidding me?’. I was furious! Not at Kimbo, but at the Spike team for letting that happen, because ‘You’re not going to let me talk to my wife who is having surgery for cancer, but you’re going to let Kimbo, because of who he is, you’re going to let Kimbo’s posse come watch him fight? Are you fucking kidding me!’.I don’t care if anyone is mad at me for saying that, because its bullshit. Everyone has their own things going on, but because it’s Kimbo, everyone wants to kiss his ass. I don’t know if it was in his contract or what. I really don’t know who to blame, but I just don’t think that it was right. Here we’re told we can’t do anything, and then Kimbo comes out, and there’s his posse.

Of course, Kimbo’s chances against Roy Nelson were limited by his abilities. You know, considering he’d only practiced jiu-jitsu once in his life at that point:

I was sitting on the back porch with Kimbo and he was talking to me and a few of the other guys, and Kimbo was like, "Man, I have to learn what you guys do. I have to do what you guys are doing", and this was after he lost to Roy. So I asked him the question, ‘How many times have you practiced Jiu-Jitsu? How do you train?’, and he says, "I did one practice about three months ago". I said, ‘You don’t fucking do it every day? I do it sometimes twice a day’. He goes, "No man". So that just goes to show that all of the people around him are all about the money and not about the fucking sport. If they wanted Kimbo to have any kind of longevity, after they got that $500,000 for the Seth Petruzelli fight, they would have gotten him some Jiu-Jitsu. Now supposedly he’s training out of ATT in Florida, and I don’t even know if they’re training him down there, because if Kimbo doesn’t want to learn Jiu-Jitsu, Kimbo’s not going to learn Jiu-Jitsu.

Wessel also discusses the legend of Kimbo pulling a gun at American Top Team, and the horrible, prison-bitch-like treatment of Zak Jensen by Team Rampage, so give the interview a look. Wessel definitely comes off as a bit of a loose cannon. It’s interesting to hear his opinions and behind-the-scenes anecdotes, but he may want to tone down his criticism of the UFC’s stars and the way The Ultimate Fighter is run if he expects to have a career with the organization. Or maybe the UFC has already cut him loose, and he’s got nothing to lose at this point…

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Clinch-Smash- October 21, 2009 at 4:02 am
@ reddog

Babies = Funny shit
LAS- October 20, 2009 at 6:22 pm
I can't believe the people on here who are calling Wessel a bitch for not saying anything about it on while he was on the show. Are you fucking serious? What good would that have done? Ever heard of picking your battles?
reddog- October 20, 2009 at 6:20 pm
As I keep saying, kimbo is garbage. He doesn't even move a little on the ground. Just lays there like a dead fish. I have some exs that did that. Even babies have the natural instinct to struggle and kick while you smother them.
knee_strike- October 20, 2009 at 1:58 pm
@ shitbag

"His body isn't going to hold up for all that long anyway."

Good point.

Kimbozo is a guy who brags that a big part his "training" regimen consists of smoking pot. The fact that he's 35 certainly doesn't help. Does he REALLY think he can step into the ring with the likes of Brock Lesnar?

Slice is not an MMA fighter. He's an egomaniacal, ghetto meathead who's being used for his marketing potential.
tallkitchenbags- October 20, 2009 at 12:51 pm
kimbo didn't throw any fights. the guy has limited skills, but he's a marketable commodity. is that so hard to understand?
tallkitchenbags- October 20, 2009 at 12:48 pm
wessel's talking like a bitch, but it's amusing. he must have no hope for a career with UFC. i'd respect him more if he called out rampage's coke habit on camera, but it would have been edited out.
for the love of mma- October 20, 2009 at 12:13 pm
wessel for mayor!!!
831 Son- October 20, 2009 at 12:00 pm
Wessel didnt have the balls to say anything to Kimbo or Rampage during the show, only when the show is over and he is safe in his house. What a pussy bitch. If he had such a problem, he should have said something. Not act like a little bitch and wait a couple months to open his mouth.
Pff I would destroy him- October 20, 2009 at 11:49 am
@ Coach who gets fired.
I dont see that as him being a loud mouth. Thats just a dude responding to questions without having to worry about getting in trouble from his boss. MAybe he has already been made aware of not being brought into the UFC so he just doesnt care. Maybe after talking some shit he could get brought in for a grudge match
the mocker- October 20, 2009 at 11:48 am
wow, so let me get this straight.you mean to tell me big names get special treatment when they are on tv shows!? well this is news,thanks for the scoop mike.sucks they wouldnt let you talk to your wife though, but why didnt you call kimbos ass out on it right then and there?

as for rampage, i doubt anything anyone says about rampage even registers on his radar at this point.now as for kimbo throwing the elite xc fight i love a good conspiracy theory.just tell me what is it with his ass and the crucifix?i personally found his performance against big country pretty damn funny. im actually laughing right now just thinking of that image of roy continuously tapping him on the forehead while kimbo lay there helpless as a baby.

seriously though fuck the producers for not zooming in on kimbos posse for a close up zoom in shot of there faces as he was being pelted.oh & sorry for the long post @ mental midgets who don't like reading more than 3 word posts.
Walrus- October 20, 2009 at 10:58 am
lol @ Harry Russo


WAR Wessel!!!
EzMoNeY- October 20, 2009 at 10:28 am
@ soda popsinki
i'm gonna have to call bullshititis on that. would your rather be the star of a network tv show where you suck at what you do but you make half a million just to show up and they give you easy fights, or would you rather be on a little known reality tv show on cable where you get your ass kicked by fat nasty white dudes and paid in clamshells. if kimbo actually threw the elitexc fight for that reason, he's the biggest idiot in the world. seth's teep kick ftw.
Harry Russo- October 20, 2009 at 10:22 am
Quinton "Cocaine Induced Rampage" Jackson
Soda Popinski- October 20, 2009 at 10:08 am
kimbo gets special treatment because of his help in bringing down elite xc. dana white is in the process of hooking kimbo up for throwing that fight against seth, which caused the collapse of one of the UFC rivals.

dont believe me, go watch the replay of that fight and tell me if seth's punch that dropped kimbo was nothing short of a pillow slap. kimbo has been cranked alot harder than that and not been phased.

you think im kidding. give it a thought.

[this message brought to you by tin foil hats inc.]

clutchy hopkins- October 20, 2009 at 10:01 am
that picture up there makes dude look like a video game character so bad, its trippin me out. it's like the default body that you would start out with in create a fighter hahah minus the ridiculous tattoos
Catalyst8487- October 20, 2009 at 9:37 am
What he said about Rampage is priceless. Tho I think it was energy drinks, not cocaine, but who knows? Regardless, I got done with that paragraph and was thinking "Preach it brother!"
shitbag- October 20, 2009 at 9:15 am
Good, good for him. Just based on this interview I like this guy. I'm glad I stopped watching TUF a few seasons ago, with the two "fights" I watched this season, its obvious I wasn't missing anything. TOTAL STUPID BULLSHIT. How many consecutive loses will it take for Kimbo to go away? He's 35 and doesn't train the skills necessary to do MMA. Yea, that's a recipie for success - not to mentions how it portrays MMA athletes to the general public. My prediction - he gets FUCKING DESTROYED no matter who he fights in December, bloody, broken bones, everything. Then hopefully quits the sport. His body isn't going to hold up for all that long anyway.
Mike Milbury- October 20, 2009 at 9:06 am
I'm not all for loudmouth personalities, but I don't mind when it's true bullshit that needs to commented on and brought to light. Kudos for Wessel for having some balls and speaking up, even though he will probably have to incur Dana's wrath at some point.
Squirrelnuts- October 20, 2009 at 8:27 am
i don't disagree with a single thing Wessel said, it's refreshing to hear someone say what everyone else is too afraid to.

although their treatment of Jensen and Wessel's explanation for the house treating him like shit was fucking weak; they were arseholes and they should feel terrible.
HeHateMe- October 20, 2009 at 8:05 am
What is this...tmz?
jimbonics- October 20, 2009 at 7:52 am
War this guy.
Oh-Mar- October 20, 2009 at 7:51 am
Ha!
ZMMAJUNKY- October 20, 2009 at 7:47 am
Damn it?
ZMMAJUNKY- October 20, 2009 at 7:47 am
First.....I think?
Oh-Mar- October 20, 2009 at 7:43 am
first
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