Quinton "Rampage" Jackson Wants to Leave UFC as Dana White Holds Door Open for Him

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Quinton "Rampage" Jackson of Irvine reportedly claims he'll never fight in Ultimate Fight Championship bouts again, blaming it not on his loss in Saturday's UFC on Fox 6 but mistreatment by Dana White.

No sweat, counters the UFC chief, who says he doesn't want Jackson back anyway.

As Jackson left AV Nightclub in Los Angeles Monday night, a TMZer asked if he's retiring from mixed martial arts following the loss two nights before to Glover Teixeira.

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Is he crushing Rampage's career?
"I didn't retire from MMA, " Jackson reportedly said. "But as of now . . . I've left the UFC. . . . The UFC didn't treat me right. I don't like the way I was treated there."

He went on to allege White screwed him out of cash and a deal involving Rampage action figures and said he's itching to sign with a rival MMA company.

But White is quoted as saying, "Rampage didn't quit. He lost his last three fights and his contract is up. Do you see me beating his door down to get him back?"

As for the cashflow allegations, White claimed Jackson has made $15 million from UFC since 2007 and suggested, "Ask him how much he made from The A-Team when I let him go film it."

Pity that fool, Rampage, because if your co-A-Teamers Liam Neeson, Bradley Cooper and Sharlto Copley could move on to bigger and better things after that forgettable 2010 action flick, surely you can.

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TheRefriedMexican
TheRefriedMexican

At this point in Rampage's career, nobody cares. He should of bitched about the working conditions when he was dominating the UFC Light Heavyweights. Back then I'm sure he would of had a plethora of sympathetic ears. Now that he sucks, nobody gives a shit about his plight. I'm saying this and I'm a huge fan of Quinton!

Anon_e_mouse
Anon_e_mouse

Dana white is a crook, all promoters are crooks, but UFC is rigged worse than boxing where theres no free agents and either you do what they want, or you're out. Dana "let" him star in a movie? think about how insane that is. I work in this industry and I have already had messages from sponsors saying "sorry we are contracted to only sponsor ufc fighters and their coaches we cant legally sponsor anyone outside of it". This is an illegal monopoly, and why boxers make 45x as much as the biggest name UFC fighters. It easy to make 15 thousand off a UFC fight, but thats probably all you'll ever make in that sport. I respect and support rampage, and personally, if UFC was so profitable, and had a great model, they wouldn't have sold part of it to dubai oil tycoons. 

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