Rampage tells Sonnen to keep his promises: Leave the UFCPosted on July 18, 2012, 09:34 AM by Mike Searson
Former UFC Light-Heavyweight Champion Quinton "Rampage" Jackson had some harsh words for Forrest Griffin and Chael Sonnen recently. Being of the opinion that Tito Ortiz won his farewell bout instead of Griffin, Rampage said: “Tito won. Forrest even knew it, that’s why he ran out of the cage like a little crybaby like he always do. Come on. Somebody told him, ‘Forrest, get your ass back to the cage! You won, idiot! We’re gonna give it to you!’ Stupid, man."
Regarding the Sonnen-Silva fight, Jackson was hoping at least one of Sonnen's pre-fight trash talking statements would come true: "I think Chael should keep his word and leave the UFC because that’s what he said he was gonna do if he lost. And he lost HORRIBLY. Bad! Chael sucks. He should go somewhere where people like his interviews, the way he talks s&#* on everybody. I can’t stand that boy. F&#* Chael.”
Sonnen made a statement that if he lost to Silva that on Superbowl Sunday in Las Vegas, that he would quit the UFC. Sonnen has since stated that he put that offer out there and it was not accepted, so he withdrew it. Sonnen responded to Rampage: “Rampage has one fight left in the UFC and he isn’t fighting me. I give you that answer because I am sitting here wearing my fancy suit, with an ear piece on and I have been branded an analyst on the number one UFC show on TV today."
He then changed his tone and answered in the way only Chael Sonnen could: “But if you had asked me outside, in my kingdom and I was wearing my sponsor’s shirt, I would have told him that he should stick to violating female reporters. He should stick to making box office disasters and driving the wrong way on the freeway ramped up on Mountain Dew, because he’s not on my level. But, you didn’t ask me outside, you asked me inside. So let’s keep this professional, I don’t want to get that message out there.”
Jackson has one fight remaining on his UFC contract and Sonnen has been hinting about moving up to 205 recently. Perhaps a bout between Sonnen and Jackson could be on the horizon?