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Videos: Rashad Evans Says Rampage Has Lost His Fighting Love, Trigg Talks Cut Rumors, + More

An upbeat Rashad Evans took some time out of his busy schedule to talk to “Inside MMA’s” robot-programmed-to-simulate-human-emotions Ron Kruck about the “Rampage” Jackson beef and what he thinks of Jackson’s obviously disingenuous offer to do this fight underground gym style, ala Kimbo Slice/Sean Gannon.  Evans seems to think that Jackson is moving on to the world of acting because he simply doesn’t love fighting any more.  And when you think about it?  He might be right.  Just like he’s probably right when he says that if ‘Page wouldn’t show up for a contracted fight in his hometown, there’s a good chance he wouldn’t show up for this free fight either.  For the interview’s most unintentionally hilarious moment, skip to the 6:35 mark to hear Evans take a question about Jackson walking into his house a little too literally.

After the jump, Frank Trigg explains why he thought he was getting cut by the UFC (and yeah, the story begins with a ‘what had happened was’ explanation), and a video of a little kid we’re actually a little scared of.

 

 

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Kellenavalanche- October 3, 2009 at 11:22 am
Trigg wearing eyeliner? His face is molesting me. Ugghh.
LargeMidget- October 2, 2009 at 10:33 pm
At the end of that 13 minute interview, I decided that Rashad if DEFINITELY one of my favorite fighters. I had the phrase "class act" in my head the whole time before Kruck actually said it.

Rashad has officially replaced Rampage in my favorite fighters. Rashad was always really close but I didn't feel he was top 10 favorite fighter worthy, and Rampage's recent actions have given me serious consideration as to whether I like him at all.

I will update my sig accordingly.

Go team Rashad.

War Nelson.
haraiman- October 2, 2009 at 9:32 pm
I grew up in the traditional martial arts. I now compete in MMA. That being said, I have a big problem with that young child going to accept the approval of his coach before the referee has announced the decision. Yes, he won, but it is a bad habit to do what he did. When he is older and has some respect, he will realize that.
Alex in Toronto- October 2, 2009 at 7:35 pm
Ron Kruck is about as much use as an ashtray on a bike.
Jugger- October 2, 2009 at 2:15 pm
Props to the kid for the armbar. I love it when the kid in swimming trunks and baggy t-shirt throws down and schools the kid with his Sprawl Shorts and Naga rash guard. He can high five his dad all he wants. You can see him ask the kid, "Are you okay?"

Sweet vid. Love it.
Redmoose- October 2, 2009 at 1:52 pm
"I WANT MY BELT BACK!"

-no, not really. i am more than happy to spend the rest of my life collecting royalty checks on a character that was never very cool in the first place. While simultaneously butt-f*cking MMA fans and the beautiful city of Memphis. And any combination in between.
One Two- October 2, 2009 at 12:19 pm
maybe they should have a little kids TUF season. that kid could probabally coach on this seasons.
Clyde- October 2, 2009 at 12:13 pm
Dear christ that was a dull interview. Thanks for the flying armbar vid though; that was pretty damn sweet.
the glza- October 2, 2009 at 12:13 pm
seriously... that armbar kid was a freakin dick. you don't have to crank it until it hurts in order to win. it was a great technique, but his coach needs to work on teaching him to respect other competitors a little bit more.

and the way he immediately went to his coach/dad for approval points to an environment of extreme pressure to win at all costs, Marinovich-style.
Debacle- October 2, 2009 at 12:12 pm
Armfarmer. More like 5 years.
Swedish- October 2, 2009 at 12:11 pm
Ron Kruck and that other creepy looking guy (Kenny Rice) on HDNET fights will be their doom.

Please get some better talent, Joe Rogan would run laps around these idiots


MMAExpertNewb- October 2, 2009 at 11:59 am
That's a way to get more twitter followers. Tell everyone that you lie to them so that they'll follow you. Genius. That's how Benny Hinn got started as well. He told the crowd that "really, I'm just touching your head....you're falling down on your own"
Smitty- October 2, 2009 at 11:50 am
Was the black kid about to cry while he was holding his almost broken elbow?
Just A Wrestler- October 2, 2009 at 11:44 am
Can we have a rampage ban? I know hes the coach on TUF and all but you can do away without saying his name.. I say a ban until he gets his head out of his ass, realizes he wants his belt back, and signs with the ufc again. Great fighter, shitty person.
ArmFarmer- October 2, 2009 at 11:29 am
With so many kids starting so young.. and pulling off things like that in competition.. the future of mma is going to be amazing. In 10-15 years guys like A. Silva and gsp will be a dime a dozen.
Koeikan- October 2, 2009 at 11:26 am
That guy is a fucking robot.
Sakuraba 3900- October 2, 2009 at 11:23 am
Lets see him do a flying GoGoPlata and then I will be impressed.
Fedor vs. Bas- October 2, 2009 at 11:04 am
That little kid was awesome. However his immediate seeking of approval from his father reminds me of the evil Cobra Kai guy. "Sweep the leg!"
VistingDeadAncestors- October 2, 2009 at 11:04 am
i sleep fine knowing Rampage won't fight again.

same for Trigg.

dope flying armbar.
Fight Fan- October 2, 2009 at 10:55 am
Rampage is an entertainer who happens to be a good fighter. Whether or not one thinks he is entertaining, that is another story.

Slick little armbar in the last vid.
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