ProMMAnow.com (www.prommanow.com) reporter Anton Skoro recently caught up with MMA legend and former UFC light heavyweight champ Quinton “Rampage” Jackson (32-10) who was in Las Vegas for the SEMA Auto Show.
Rampage shared his thoughts on fatherhood and the difference between “Rampage” the fighter and Quinton Jackson. He also talked about dressing up as Batman for Halloween and how much fun he had driving around in his lime green Lamborghini dressed as Batman.
With just one fight left on his UFC contract, Rampage explained why his future as an MMA fighter will likely be outside the UFC Octagon:
“It don’t feel right in the UFC with me no more. I just feel like I don’t get compensated for all the stuff that I do for the UFC. I try to put on exciting fights and stuff like that and I don’t understand them, so I don’t want to talk down on them. They’re a good company and they know what they’re doing. They’re looking out for their brand. I’m looking out for my brand. I bet you when I go, and I go to the right place, I bet you a lot of fans will follow cause I’m going to put on great fights. Watch what I do to my next opponent. Watch how I serve up Glover. Watch. I’m not going to talk about it. I’m going to be about it.”
“I was training my ass off cause this is my last fight in the UFC. You don’t think I wanna go out with a bang? You don’t think I wanna go out with a bang? I wanna go out with a knockout. I haven’t knocked somebody out in so long. Glover is in so much trouble, he just don’t know. I just can’t wait. Then when I make my jump, ya’ll gonna know what’s up. Ya’ll gonna say, ‘Now I see why he did that.’ It’s time for me to go ahead and leave the type of legacy that I want to leave on MMA. But I can’t get that in the UFC with the type of opponents they want to give me.”
Rampage also explained why he did not want to coach The Ultimate Fighter opposite Chael Sonnen. He would not however give any insight as to what organization he would like to fight with after the UFC — which is probably a smart thing at this point.