“They said they’d stand in front of me so we could exchange blind haymakers, and that we’d go to Arby’s after the fight…but then they started wrestling me, and they all went to Subway afterwards and didn’t even invite me!” *sobs*
Today is a new day, which means Quinton ‘Rampage’ Jackson has new shit to complain about. You know the drill by now: The guy who made over $15 million in eleven UFC fights feels he isn’t being treated fairly, and needs the entire world to know how difficult it is to be Rampage. I guess I’d be mad too if my shoes were so ugly, but that doesn’t make it any less annoying to hear him constantly play the victim.
Last week, Rampage decided to vent about the unfair treatment he received from Mike Dolce. Yep, the same Mike Dolce who hasn’t even worked with Jackson in over two years. The same Mike Dolce who helped Rampage cut 45 pounds in only eight weeks, saving Rampage the embarrassment of being overweight for his fight against Rashad Evans. That Mike Dolce.
Dolce addressed Rampage’s comments about him over at BloodyElbow, and his version of the events plays out exactly as you’re assuming it does: Rampage feels he is the victim because Mike made him eat vegetables and didn’t want him to be such a fatass. You know, he was doing that thing that Rampage hired him to do. Clearly, Jackson’s tendencies to balloon up to 250+ pounds in between fights and not even try to take his career seriously are not at all to blame here, because that would imply that Rampage isn’t so much “the victim” as he is a whiner with a persecution complex.
I’d offer more insight here, but frankly, UFC light-heavyweight champion Jon Jones said all that needs to be said about Rampage in general on Wednesday’s edition of The Opie & Anthony Show, alongside fellow TUF coach Chael Sonnen:
If you’re only interested in Jones’ comments on Rampage, skip to the 5:05 mark, but know that you’re missing one hell of a segment.
“He’s a wuss. He has this tough guy persona, but he complains about anything that doesn’t go in his favor. ‘Oh, my contract. Oh, he wants to take me down, that’s not real fighting.’ He is such a baby,” said Jones. Something tells me that even the most stubborn Bones haters are nodding their heads in agreement right now.
Make sure to stop by tonight for our UFC on Fox 6 liveblog, where we can all celebrate what will presumably be the last time we have to put up with Rampage’s shit, and possibly the last time we see ‘Page under three hundred pounds.
Your problem now, professional boxing.