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post #21 of 32 (permalink) Old 05-09-2011, 03:49 PM
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I think Bas is better then both combined in acting
Forgot all about him. He was a better actor than McCallany in "Lights Out" for that one episode.


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post #22 of 32 (permalink) Old 05-09-2011, 03:56 PM
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What happened to the Rampage that said he wished he'd never done the A-Team movie?

Maybe he'll get his 2nd wind and surprise himself with how much he enjoys what he does?
Well he said that due to the pressure from fighting which made it difficult to balance the commitments of movie promotions etc. It wasn't due to the movie itself, it was due to having a big fight while the movie related stuff was still happening.

I say thanks and good luck to Rampage. The guy has had 40 fights. He may not be as old as Couture but he's more fights, and more fights than most. 40 fights in MMA is a lot, the training is so rough it must be an absolute chore to keep doing it when you've already done everything in the sport that you are ever likely to do again. And it's not like he has made a career of taking people down and laying on them, or being elusive or whatever. He's gone in there every time and thrown down, he's a fighter to the core... but he's had enough and that's understandable.

He was in epic fights in Pride, he came into the UFC knocking heads off, he dethroned the seemingly unstoppable Chuck Liddell, had an amazing string of fights with Wandy, beat Machida and so on. He's fought the best out there and has provided a LOT of entertainment in the process. Rampage is an absolute legend and everyone should respect his choices from here on out. If it's money he wants, go for it. He isn't any different to the rest of us, we all need money in this world so if he can get that without having to go through training camps and getting punched in the face then more pwer to him.

The Hammill fight is a waste considering the end is near, but I have always and will always be a fan, I'll cheer him on regardless.

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??? Rampage was probably the best part of that movie. The film sucked of its own accord, Rampage played his role just fine.
The best part of the movie were the criedits and Rampage like the rest of the cast were corny and the whole film in general was dogsh*t

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The best part of the movie were the criedits and Rampage like the rest of the cast were corny and the whole film in general was dogsh*t
it wasn't a good movie when you consider how much money and material they had to work with, but it wasn't THAT terrible. I saw two worse movies yesterday alone. And Rampage's character was SUPPOSED to be corny. He's BA Baracus. The whole point of his character is over the top silly meanmugging and one liners. have you ever seen the a-team? it was a pretty corny show to begin with.

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Good for Rampage.

I'm honestly not a fan of him, but if someone wants to go do something else, then that's that. You certainly cannot fight forever, and unless you're making millions a fight, you're not getting paid enough to be settled all your life after your career is over, which he is not.

If he wants to try to get more movies/be a comedian, entertain, then by all means, he should do so. Hell, maybe he will join professional wrestling, I mean he's an entertainer and would be welcomed there I'm sure. You know how many fat guys that are in wrestling? Many. I'm sure he'd be okay hopping in the gym a few days a week to stay in decent shape to wrestle for the millions those guys get paid.
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post #26 of 32 (permalink) Old 05-09-2011, 06:21 PM
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Yeah im not really sure why there is so much hate towards The A team, it was a decent hollywood action movie. But it was only decent because of the AWESOME Sharlto Copley...not Rampage. And besides i don't see why he could not become a decent comedy actor...he made me laugh alot of TUF...he is actually naturally funny.
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post #27 of 32 (permalink) Old 05-09-2011, 06:52 PM
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I wish him luck in his movie career. Hopefully he moves on from fighting soon and quits occupying spots on PPVs.
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post #28 of 32 (permalink) Old 05-09-2011, 06:52 PM
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Clearly rampage is unaware of the movie buisness just because your on tv fighting for UFC doesnt mean your a actor and are qualified to be in movies you need some acting classes character developement to say the least lol dont say your last flick was character shit anyone of us could act that part you played a Hollywood version of FLavor Flav lol just give up in MMA why talk shit about the sport as if its not good enough for you and as if its not the only reason why you were even give a chance to act to begin with.

He sure his butthmped over his Evans loss , pays to learn how to fight before your start busting punchlines
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post #29 of 32 (permalink) Old 05-09-2011, 08:00 PM
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If I was Rampage I would just keep my mouth shut about having one foot out the door in the MMA world. Based on this article and past interviews of him stating that he essentially does not like to fight, he is just diminishing his perceived stock value in the UFC. You can see it in most of his fight as of late. His mostly lackluster performances are evident in his feelings for fighting. When was the last exciting fight he was in? His fight against Liddell?

If I was Dana that type of attitude is the last thing I want to hear from a fighter/employee.

Would you show up to work everyday spouting off that the minute you find a better job you are quitting? I wouldn't be surprised if Dana just ends up not offering him any fights at some point.
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post #30 of 32 (permalink) Old 05-10-2011, 12:47 AM
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Good thing Rampage can't act for shit then eh? He's gonna be fighting for a loooong while.
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