Quentin ‘Rampage’ Jackson has never been one to shy away from giving his honest opinion on things, however it isn’t very often that Rampage goes into detail about his personal life.
In this interview, Rampage discusses his contract with the UFC, his former contract with Bellator, and his experiences throughout his lengthy MMA career.
“When you leave an organization for a new one, the new one tells you that they will give you the world and make you happy. You want to believe it, so you believe it. At the end of the day, I’m an athlete. This is what I know how to do â?? entertain people and kick ass. This is what I want to focus on.
“You grow up real fast in this business and see how honest people are. I always do right by people in business because I don’t want to burn any bridges. I always keep my word and I just want everybody else to do the same. I know I have a lot to offer this sport – otherwise, promotions wouldn’t want to sign me. So, why not keep the athletes who make you money, happy?
“As fighters, we do everything for cheap. We hook up with sponsors for cheap, we fight for cheap. That’s just the M.O. So, I’m just locked in there with everyone else, but why not do it for the most money you can be paid, then? Another big reason why I decided to keep fighting is because of my sponsor, Monster. They’ve been real supportive of me, really great to me, whether I fight or not, but I know they sponsor me to fight. They were asking me, ‘so, when are you fighting again?'”
– via Fox Sports