By Zach Arnold | March 9, 2012
Rampage Jackson decided that today, of all days, he would make a final stand on Twitter about the UFC. He wants out of his contract. So, he naturally decided the best day to wage his PR campaign on Twitter would be during Bellator airing on MTV2, Smackdown airing on SyFy, and UFC having live Ultimate Fighter qualifying fights on FX.
Rampage started his day by showing positive energy. That seems to be his trademark before he flips the switch 180 degrees.
An hour later…
So, Rampage says UFC has allegedly told him that he’s lost his appeal with the fans. For him, respect = money. Of course, he’s made quite a bit of coin since fighting in the UFC.
No one can figure out who ‘they’ is exactly. The judges? Or your bosses at UFC who bailed your ass out after you went all Monster Truck in So. Cal?
For someone who constantly portrays himself as a victim, he’s made a lot of money in the UFC — way more than he did in PRIDE. Plus, this is a guy who did The Ultimate Fighter with Rashad Evans and, when push came to shove, decided to not fight on home turf in Memphis so that he could do the A-Team movie instead.
Someone should tell Rampage that Bellator’s not on PPV, DREAM’s in hibernation (now a booking agency), and One FC’s the only one running shows in Asia.
It’s time for UFC to call his bluff. Release him. He doesn’t have any great career options open to make the same kind of money that he is right now in the UFC.
So… is there a reason why UFC won’t call his bluff? Hmm…
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