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Old 09-18-2009, 03:56 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Rampage Jackson blasted by fans for going "Hollywood"

whoa, this screen shot was nabbed from Quinton Jackson's own website. Rampage really dug himself a hole IMO. i also didn't like him making fun of the heavyweights. i know i know... it's just Rampage but I'm gettin' sick of Page.

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Old 09-18-2009, 04:02 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Thats pretty harsh. I was upset at first when he took the movie, but now i kinda hope he does well with it. I want him to fight, but im not gonna hate someone for making there own choices. That would be kinda extreme.
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Old 09-18-2009, 04:40 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Jesus, the way people are acting, you'd think he went bezerk, evaded the police in a highway chase, and caused some woman to abort her child.
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Old 09-18-2009, 04:41 PM   #4 (permalink)
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All those fans with there panties in a bunch need to sit back and think about there own life. If you got offered what might be millions to play a role in a movie to support your kids and familiy....Do it. You don't see this attitude about fedor not fighting more, but he's still considered the best now, let rampage fight once this year and make a movie. Those types of fans aren't really fans you want anyway.
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People get so ridiculous about this.

Yes Quinton is a fighter and has been fighting for a long time and he's really good...but get real -

1) Be a famous movie star and be super rich
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2) Get paid less money to get punched in the head for a living

It was always obvious that Rampage loved to fight, but its always going to come down to money and peace of mind. Right now I think Rampage is more concerned with making some dough rather than being the next Randy Couture. Oh wait...Randy made a movie too

Honestly people need to relax.
He'll be back.
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Old 09-18-2009, 05:15 PM   #6 (permalink)
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I can see why he took the role, I mean, when you've got kids, ideally, their well-being comes before anything & anyone, (which meant the higher paying gig), but of course I can see why people are peeved. I'm definitely disappointed, but ultimately, I can't blame him.

That being said, the grace in which I'm perceiving his decision is based on an assumption that he's doing this for the greater good of his family and not just because he wants to be a [dim] star.

Pulling out of the UFC short of your contract when you're between fights, training in the background and nowhere on the attention grid is one thing, but dry humping your organization, contract & fans when you're in the zenith of the lime light, when you're the main event, when you're the star of a reality show marketing your fight, after Dana bailed you out of jail (twice? ) when you were at a questionably, irrevocable low point in your life, where Dana could have justifiably kicked you out of the UFC for those antics, but didn't, and therefore, arguably allowed you to maintain your reputation & clout as a quasi-celebrity. That hump is extra dry and the middle finger raised extra high.

Rampage sort of owes Dana and I don't mean for Rampage's UFC celebrity status & accomplishments, but for bailing him out of his melt down, sticking with him and not letting him hang out to dry as a celebrity gone array, M.C. Hammer story.

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However, if Rampage is contractually, legally binding obligated to fight, Dana could sue him for breach of contract and I'm sure he would if he really wanted to, so I'm still a bit on the fence as to Dana's true feelings on this whole matter

Maybe Dana see's it as UFC exposure, so he's catching and pitching at the same time.
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Im just worried that this is gonna turn out like brian bozworth leaving a great career in the nfl and becoming a huge movie star...Wait, neither of those things are even close to being realistic.
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no contract was signed, Dana just thought it was a definite so was laid back about signing the contract
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I can see why he took the role, I mean, when you've got kids, ideally, their well-being comes before anything & anyone, (which meant the higher paying gig), but of course I can see why people are peeved. I'm definitely disappointed, but ultimately, I can't blame him.

That being said, the grace in which I'm perceiving his decision is based on an assumption that he's doing this for the greater good of his family and not just because he wants to be a [dim] star.

Pulling out of the UFC short of your contract when you're between fights, training in the background and nowhere on the attention grid is one thing, but dry humping your organization, contract & fans when you're in the zenith of the lime light, when you're the main event, when you're the star of a reality show marketing your fight, after Dana bailed you out of jail (twice? ) when you were at a questionably, irrevocable low point in your life, where Dana could have justifiably kicked you out of the UFC for those antics, but didn't, and therefore, arguably allowed you to maintain your reputation & clout as a quasi-celebrity. That hump is extra dry and the middle finger raised extra high.

Rampage sort of owes Dana and I don't mean for Rampage's UFC celebrity status & accomplishments, but for bailing him out of his melt down, sticking with him and not letting him hang out to dry as a celebrity gone array, M.C. Hammer story.

Basically my feelings on the matter as well. I can definitely see why Rampage made the decision he made but in the end it's the fans and the UFC who are feeling the backlash. I mean, I can understand taking a movie role when in-between fights or when you're fight isn't all that important but c'mon, the UFC have put soo much into building up this fight. Rampage himself contributed largely to the hyping up this fight. A whole season of TUF centered around the trash-talking between Rashad and Rampage for a fight that isn't even going to happen. A main event in Rampage's hometown completely scrapped because Rampage got a "better offer."

Whatever I guess, at least now Rashad will have more ammo for future trash-talking the next time they decide to build up this fight again...
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