Rampage Jackson turned down TUF 17 coaching jobPosted on October 26, 2012, 12:08 PM by Andreas Hale
Quinton "Rampage" Jackson doesn't appear to be happy with anything lately.
When talking to MMA Fighting, the former UFC light heavyweight champion revealed that he was asked to be a coach on the upcoming season of The Ultimate Fighter opposite Chael Sonnen. But Rampage decided to turn down the opportunity, thus opening the door for Jon Jones to coach.
"Forget TUF," Jackson said. "I'm not interested in that...I don't want to fight Chael. He's the kind of fighter that I don't want to fight. He's a boring fighter that just wants to hump people."
UFC President Dana White confirmed that Jackson was offered the job and that Sonnen was very interested in coaching against and fighting Jackson. However, the disgruntled Rampage had been openly campaigning for a showdown with Glover Teixeira. Once he found out that Sonnen was out of the Griffin fight, Rampage offered to fight both on the same night.
"I would have done it two for one," he said. "I would have fought Glover first, and I would have fought Forrest for free, basically."
Now, Rampage is left with no opponent and will have to wait on the sidelines until he gets his next offer.