Rampage confirms TRT usage, issues another "let me go" request to the UFCPosted on March 13, 2012, 07:45 AM by Anton Gurevich
Speaking via HDNet's Inside MMA, former UFC Light Heavyweight champion Quinton "Rampage" Jackson continued his public confrontation with the Ultimate Fighting Championship, this time once and for all confirming he was put on a Testosterone Replacement Therapy by one of the UFC doctors in preparations for his UFC 144 bout with Ryan Bader. Rampage also related to his future in the UFC, once again announcing that he no longer wants to be part of the promotion, and just wants Dana White to let him go.
Jackson went "Rampage" on Twitter about his differences with the UFC, but his interview with Bas Rutten clearly revealed some of the things the former champ couldn't describe in 140 characters. Here's one of the quotes, for more, please visit MMAMania.com:
"I don't wanna fight for the UFC no more. I think the fans don't understand. They think just because I make a lot of money, I should be happy 'cuz I got a nice house. But I only stated that I fight for money 'cuz it's my career. I think a lot of fans are sheep and they don't understand. The thing is, the UFC knew I was injured and they knew I still fought for them. I feel like if I didn't fight on that card (UFC 144), the appeal wouldn't have been as big. I'm not trying to toot my own horn or nothin' like that, but they only had me and Mark Hunt, that I know of, that fought in PRIDE before and Mark Hunt is a K-1 fighter. That's a different crowd. Like, some people still watch both, but still, that's a different crowd. So, I think if I would have pulled out, I don't think they would have done as well as they did.... The fans think that the UFC is the only show in town and everything, but I don't care about money. I make enough money. I got money saved up. I got money that I'm making in other places. If you think I made all my money in the UFC, you wrong. I didn't make all my money in the UFC. I got sponsors that help me out. And the UFC talkin' 'bout how they got a billion homes, they makin' all this money, but yet, I'm makin' less money than I used to make with the UFC. Why is the UFC getting bigger, which means I'm getting bigger, but I'm making less money? So, I just don't wanna be with them no more. I think that if anybody think that I can't make my own career choices, then you a bigot. I can do whatever the hell I wanna do. I'm a grown ass man. I don't wanna have to fight for somebody no more, if they not really appreciating me. I feel like I got a lot of fans, and they not tell me 'thank you' for putting my life on the line to fight, even when I'm injured. So, I'm done with them."
Jackson is currently 32-10 in his career, with 14 KO/TKO victories. If he decides to fight again, Jackson is expected to step inside the Octagon against no other than Mauricio "Shogun" Rua, in a rematch from Pride Total Elimination 2005 event that took place in Osaka, Japan.
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