‘Rampage’ Jackson: Dana White’s Comments Sent Message He Wanted Out Of UFC

UFC president Dana White has never been one to tip-toe around a subject, and that includes former UFC light heavyweight champion Quinton “Rampage” Jackson.

When Jackson decided to take time off from fighting to film a movie, White was very critical.

When Jackson failed to make weight for a bout with Ryan Bader, and was defeated by Bader, White again said what was on his mind.

That, apparently, still does not sit well with Jackson, who faces Glover Teixeira next Saturday night. “Rampage” recently told ESPN that White’s comments were what led him to want out of the UFC.

Dana said my head wasn’t into the fight and he talked some shit about me even though he knew I had the injury. They’d helped me with the injury. That was the last straw for me.

Jackson (32-10) underwent knee surgery after losing to Bader. He was forced to miss much of 2012 with injuries, including a previously-scheduled encounter with Teixeira.

The upcoming fight will be the final one on Jackson’s UFC contract, and he has made it very clear that he plans to test himself as a free agent after the match.

  • robthom

    Well we’ll finally be rid of jackson next Saturday,
    now if we can just figure out a way to get rid of dana white.

  • Aaron_johnson425

    Rampage is a legend. It’s a shame that this new generation of fans have no respect for the guys who built this sport. They all have a “what have you done for me lately?” mentality. It’s disgusting. What these retards don’t understand is that legends like Rampage were laying the foundation for this sport back in the ’90s when they were nothing more than mommy’s latest drunken accident after the trucker she was fucking at the Pearl Jam concert didn’t pull his piece out of her in time. Go chug a bottle of draino, you flat brim hat-wearing faggots. Or go blow GSP until he blasts a load all over your Tapout shirt, then get in your car plastered with Monster stickers and drive it off a bridge to escape the shame. Maybe your story can be featured on MTV right after the episode of Teen Mom with your 14 year old whore girlfriend and the child you fail to support while you pursue your “amateur MMA career”. Don’t forget to gel your hair and press your Affliction shirt before you hit the gym.

    • Retnan

      What kind of guy with a 14 year old girlfriend would want to blow GSP?

      Anyway, Rampage is gonna beat up overrated Glover.

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