Remember Quinton "Rampage" Jackson?
You know, the former UFC light heavyweight champion who ended Chuck Liddell's tenure as MMA's most high-profile fighter? The guy who joined the A-Team as B.A. Baracus?
You'd be forgiven if the Rampage you remember is a little different.
Perhaps you remember the incessant complaining, the constant calls for more money and the Rampage who lost his final three fights in the UFC before getting caught up in a shocking Bellator announcement so phony that it made the WWE look legitimate and so underwhelming it makes your daily bowl of cereal feel like a winning lottery ticket.
My, how things have changed.
Despite the career free fall, the one-time, pound-for-pound contender is keeping his name moving through the major MMA channels by fanning the flames of his long-standing feud with UFC president Dana White.
@danawhite if I was u I would keep my name out of your mouth. If people ask u a question about me n a interview it's best 2 say no comment— Quinton Jackson (@Rampage4real) September 12, 2013
While that's more of a call for an end to the jabbering, if Jackson actually thinks he can instruct White in any capacity and do it in a vaguely threatening manner, he doesn't know White. Maybe it's just me, but I'm suspicious that it's more of a challenge. Yes, I think so.
Jackson will next compete in the much-maligned headliner of Bellator's pay-per-view event this November. He will be taking on Tito Ortiz, who has just one win over his last nine outings.
While Jackson will enter the contest as the odds-on favorite, I bet a certain UFC president will be hoping for the upset.
It's getting harder and harder to keep track. Anyway you look at it, mark down Jackson's posturing here as the latest step in what I'm sure we all know will be a very long and pointless war of words.
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