Rampage Jackson claims 90 percent of the UFC family hated him for beating Chuck Liddell

New Bellator and TNA Wrestling signee Quinton "Rampage" Jackson continues to enjoy his newfound ability to speak his mind about his time with the…

By: Nate Wilcox | 10 years ago
Rampage Jackson claims 90 percent of the UFC family hated him for beating Chuck Liddell
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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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Nate Wilcox
Nate Wilcox

Nate Wilcox is the founding editor of BloodyElbow.com. As such he has hired every editor and writer to work for the site. Wilcox’s writing for BE is known for its emphasis on MMA history, the evolution of fighting techniques and strong opinions. Wilcox developed the SBN MMA consensus rankings which were featured in USA Today from 2009 to 2011. Before founding BE, Wilcox was a political operative working for such figures as Senators John Kerry and Mark Warner and an early political blogger. He is the co-author of Netroots Rising, a history of the political blogosphere from 2003 to 2007. Wilcox also hosts the Let It Roll podcast on music history for the Pantheon Podcast Network.

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