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Welcome to Bizarro World: With Rampage Out, Huerta Wants Back In

(‘Okay, final offer. You take me back in the UFC and I’ll give you this hat that I made out of a sofa. Going once…’)

Before he burns any bridges with the UFC, Quinton “Rampage” Jackson might want to take a look at the cautionary tale of Roger Huerta.  After losing what was supposed to be his last match in the UFC before running off to a land of riches and pain-free adulation in Hollywood, Huerta now says he might like to stick around and see where this fighting thing takes him.  And what caused this tremendous shift from the guy who signed a development deal with Lion’s Gate Films and has been very vocal about his displeasure with the UFC in the past?  From the sound of it, this acting plum isn’t quite as sweet as Huerta thought it would be:

“I’m still open to acting,” said Huerta. “Hopefully we get something going with that, but I’m not going to prioritize (acting) now. I’ll still prioritize fighting. If the UFC wants me back, I’d be willing to go back. …We started looking at the things we were going to do with Lion’s Gate.  We’ve looked over some roles, but nothing that I’ve wanted to sink my teeth into (yet).”

Translation: I thought doing this one cheesy role in a video game movie would lead to gigs where I co-starred with Scarlett Johansson and blew up helicopters, but instead all I got offered was a role opposite Vanessa Johansson in the sequel to “Shark in Venice.”

Huerta says that the loss to Maynard reignited some of his competitive fire, and that he doesn’t want to give the sport up after suffering back-to-back losses.  But he also seems to think that the Maynard fight “could have gone either way” on the judges’ scorecards, so it’s possible that Huerta’s ability for self-deception is serving him well in this instance.  At least in public, he’s chalking this decision up to simply being too competitive to quit.  He even says he was willing to let Maynard crank that kimura until something broke, because dammit, that’s just what a battler he is.

While that last part may be true, make no mistake, this probably has as much to do with the lack of good acting prospects as with Huerta’s desire to fight.  

“Rampage” Jackson should really take a look at what’s happening here.  While we’ve never seen his acting chops, they’re probably at least as good as ‘Page’s.  And yet what he found was that an actual acting career is more difficult than landing just one fairly gimmicky part.  Who would have thought?  I mean, aside from everyone.  

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UFC fan- September 24, 2009 at 4:06 pm
Fuck Huerta with 831 son's gay dick.
Bovice- September 23, 2009 at 6:49 pm
Huerta is such a faggot.

I think Huerta/Guida was way better than Huerta/Garcia.
Barc- September 23, 2009 at 2:23 pm
I still show the Huerta/Garcia fight to new fans looking for the MOST AWESOME BEST FIGHT EVER!! I loved that shit. Both dudes wanted it bad. I'm glad to see him coming back. He'll sign with the UFC.
CJvsCP- September 23, 2009 at 12:51 pm
UFC will only want him back because they want to promote in Mexico and he's one of those proud to be mexican guys........Roger sucks now he's not in it to win it he's in it for the paycheck. He needs to go to japan and rack up some wins before coming back!
Dante- September 23, 2009 at 12:18 pm
Huerta definitely won that fight against Maynard.
M1-Grovel- September 23, 2009 at 11:51 am
i cringed for Huerta when Maynard had his Herpes nads wedged in his face, with late round sweat and blood dripping. Yikes...

the smart move is fight while you're young. Hollywood needs older guys too, but mma doesn't.

Viva Hate- September 23, 2009 at 11:45 am
Boy are you correct with the statement, it has become even more of a cluster now that I have read Tapout is producing an exclusive shirt for Herschel Walker THE FIGHTER! I do believe we have the seventh sign!
NomadRip- September 23, 2009 at 11:11 am
This whole week has been a fustercluck of fighters acting and football players fighting.
CAP10- September 23, 2009 at 10:36 am
When you use the adjective "gay" to describe it, "human cockfighting" makes on a whole new meaning.
CAP10- September 23, 2009 at 10:36 am
When you use the adjective "gay" to describe it, "human cockfighting" takes on a whole new meaning.
dabix- September 23, 2009 at 10:22 am
It's official, Michael Moore had to cancel the shooting of "Roger and Me 2", due the main actor desire to show his competitive spirit in gay skinhead human cockfighting.

Michael Moore is now interested in a new project, "Rampage the movie 2". The plot is the following : "Costa Mesa, more dangerous than the streets of Bagdad, if you're a pregnant woman".
Rejo- September 23, 2009 at 10:09 am
I think Huerta wins that last fight if he hadn't sat out so long, hope to see him back
pwdmarcello- September 23, 2009 at 10:05 am
I spent some time at a law firm that does entertainment work in LA. This city is chock full of bullshitters and ass kissers who make so many sweet promises. Maybe Huerta is getting wise. Huerta was potentially sacrificing his best and most profitable fight years for the possibility of getting movie work. Most actors in Hollywood have nothing else going for them. The wait table, park cars, tend bar, everything to keep the dream alive.
Catalyst8487- September 23, 2009 at 10:02 am
Once Rashad gets his mouth going about Page's latest rant, I think Page will be back with vengeance.

Huerta has to win a fight before I care about him again.
portland mma- September 23, 2009 at 9:56 am
It doesn't take that much nerve to talk shit on the internet, I think that is what we all pretty much do on here. As in you had the nerve to talk shit about the great Roger Huerta and then someone talked shit to you, its really a beautiful cycle.
shitbag- September 23, 2009 at 9:55 am
Good, he's a badass and has a lot fight left in him. Hope he goes on a tear
Viva Hate- September 23, 2009 at 9:40 am

You talk shit on the internet and have the nerve to call someone a tool, step out of your glass house dick.

I am making fun of the fact that he has a stupid idea to become an actor when he has no experience and no one will care, the only role he could get is in some shit internet video, you don't like it, good for you but don't act like you are better than anyone on here because you are not, get a reality check you are a moron.
K.E.G.- September 23, 2009 at 9:30 am
@Viva Hate...

And then I heard he was going to do a sequel to "Chocolate Rain" and a movie with "Star Wars Kid" and "Keyboard Cat"....

You're a fucking tool!
NOTSOB- September 23, 2009 at 9:26 am
i still think huetra sucks.
his last preformance blew chunks.
Viva Hate- September 23, 2009 at 9:22 am
Huerta must have released his role in the sequal to "Two Girls, One Cup" was not going to blow up into something more besides an infection that needed penicillin.
Viva Hate- September 23, 2009 at 9:21 am
I told you, Huerta and Rampage are trying out to be the new Abbott and Costello, this is their version of the "Whose on First?" bit, just whose coming back.

GEE-yuh-TEEN- September 23, 2009 at 9:20 am
You see guys, he was just ACTING like he was going to leave the UFC. And you guys all fell for it. This cat should really consider some movie roles with skills like that.

Serious note: glad he's coming back.