New Bellator and TNA Wrestling signee Quinton “Rampage” Jackson continues to enjoy his newfound ability to speak his mind about his time with the UFC. Now he’s telling Damon Martin how the UFC ‘family’ responded when he beat Chuck Liddell to take the UFC Light Heavyweight title in 2007:
“Dana White really wanted me because I was the last guy Chuck (Liddell) wanted to get his revenge on,” Jackson explained when speaking to Bleacher Report. “Everybody was really nice to me, I’m telling you when I beat up Marvin Eastman, everybody, people behind the scenes at the UFC they’re really like a big family.
“Chuck was part of the family. They was all really nice to me, like a hog going to the slaughter, and then after I beat Chuck right away like 90 percent of them hated my guts. They didn’t talk to me no more, they didn’t smile at me when I came back there, it made me feel awkward.
“You can tell when people don’t like you. Especially being a black man born and raised in the South in America, you can tell when people don’t like you,” Jackson said. “It’s just a skill that you get. I’m not saying people’s racist or stuff or not, I’m just telling you when you deal with that, you can tell when people don’t like you.”
Still no word on when Rampage will make his Bellator debut.
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