My manager wanted me to work things out and stuff like that. It’s still hard dealing with the UFC now. If I had my way, I still would be retired and doing my thing.
I want to promote my own show. I want to be like (Oscar) De La Hoya (who has his own fight promotion company, Golden Boy Promotions). I don’t need the UFC banner. I don’t need the way they don’t want you to make money. They stop your afterparties or your sponsors. Man, let us make money. …
The UFC ain’t did it with just their name. Like I said before: You put two UFC symbols in the cage, see how many pay-per-views they get. Let the two UFC symbols fight each other.
But people don’t know. People don’t understand. It’s not all about your name, the UFC. It’s about the characters that’s in it. It’s about the people that’s inside the Octagon. There’s a whole package deal; they don’t realize.
They can keep making new fighters and stuff like that, but some people can’t be emulated. …
I don’t care if the UFC don’t like what I say or not. For years, I fought in UFC and didn’t agree with a lot of stuff and I kept my mouth shut. I didn’t say nothing. … It’s hard to keep your mouth shut when people keep stepping on you. I can only take so much.
I still say the UFC has a lot of good qualities and stuff like that. … (But) right away, we tried to work on our relationship and right away they messed things up. Already I’m not happy with them again.
Rampage didn’t specify what the UFC did to piss him off this time, at least not yet. I’ll keep you updated.