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Friday, 10/26/2012, 08:36 am

UFC Offered Rampage Coaching Slot Opposite Sonnen Before Jones Booking | UFC NEWS

According to a report on, UFC President Dana White as well as former UFC light-heavyweight champion Rampage Jackson both confirmed that Jackson turned down the TUF coaching gig opposite Chael Sonnen prior to the Jones booking.

The currently anti-UFC “Rampage” Jackson had this to say on the matter:

“Forget TUF. I’m not interested in that. I don’t want to fight Chael. He’s the kind of fighter that I don’t want to fight. He’s a boring fighter that just wants to hump people.”


48 Responses to “UFC Offered Rampage Coaching Slot Opposite Sonnen Before Jones Booking | UFC NEWS”

  1. Xaninho says:

    The shit talking would have been epic though.

  2. Weave McQuilt says:

    Because Wampage doesn’t want to fight “leg humpers”. Sonnen is an expert leg humper.

  3. Adam says:

    Lol don’t talk shit if you won’t fight the man. Can’t wait to see chael fight at 205

    • TheTude says:

      Rampage is the original shit talker, Where do you think Chael got theidea of Shit Talking=Title shots. Too bad chael is fighting Jones, he wont last the first round

    • Wowzers says:

      Why? So he can be even slower then he was at 185? Guess you like leg humping, slow, boring leg humping… To each his own though, to each his own. Jones is going to destroy Fail Sonnen. Jones won’t allow the queer to take him to the ground and Sonnen will get knocked out in the first round. Mark my words LOL!

      • some guy says:

        i doubt he will get knocked out, if jones despises sonnen as much as he says he does im sure he will just kick his ass up n down and around the octogon for 5 solid rounds! i hate jones and dont care much for sonnen either, but i dont really see chael pulling the W here

      • MooreUSMC says:

        You say KO in round 1 that’s laughable. You should stick to sniffing glue. Sonnen has 1 legit tko loss on his record and that’s to the greatest knees in the sport anderson silva. Jones may win but TKO in the first isn’t the answer I will come on this site and write a 2000 word essay about how great you are if I’m wrong. Sonnen has a solid chin if you want him out you better be the spider or have sub skills.

  4. BTtruth says:

    I understand where Jackson is coming from.. Nobody wants to fight a Sonnen or Maia kind of fighter. They do nothing but try to lay on you to win rounds rather than finish a fight. They may get a submission or something, but go back to your jujitsu and Wrestling tournaments you don’t belong in the UFC if you can’t stand up and fight as well as go to the ground.

    • trey says:

      i know chael lays on people but Maia? when it goes to the ground he finishes it.i think he has the most subs in ufc i could be wrong on that one though wouldn’t really put him in that catagory. more like gsp, sonnen

    • T.DADDY says:

      Who the fuck are you to say who belongs in the UFC?? Sonnen Dominated the best P4P fighter 6 outta 7 rds… But he don’t belong in the UFC? FUKK OUTTA HERE! I know Silva won but NOBODY took it to him like Chael

    • MooreUSMC says:

      Read a book you tuckfard. If you can’t stand and bang take them down and sub them Gracie style. How about this if you can’t grapple learn to stop a takedown? You probably don’t understand what I’m saying. It’s ok maybe your mom shouldn’t use coke while pregnant. Or was it meth? Welcome to MMA buckethead where it’s ALL about how you fight not how you strike. Fact UFC was invented to promote Gracie Jitz. If there was a mute button for stupidity you would never be allowed to talk.

  5. maurice says:

    maia and lay n prayers are far different. but i still get ur point, because they both just want ground fights. i say give rampage glover. its a serious stand up fight. glovers got good takedowns, but not good enough to get page down. if page wins im sure the ufc will renew his contract because everyone of the haters will say “rampage is back.” hopefully shogun and page both win there next fights. page better not retire before that rematch.

  6. Craig says:

    I dont agree with dana on much but i will say this. It is called MIXED martial arts for a reason. If you dont like lay and pray if you dont like being “HUMPED”. Stuff the take down work on getting up when your in a bad spot. I just dont get it. I know its easier said than done for me to sit on my couch typing all of this lol but if your going to complain learn how to defend it and beat it. Just my opinion

  7. Doesnt make sense says:

    I dont like lay and pray style fighters at all but to say wrestlers and bjj guys dnt belong in the ufc cos the dnt wanna stand? Ur such a moron. How about stand up guys dnt belong in the ufc if the dnt wanna go to the ground? Stick to boxing and k1. But no one shud say that cos it’s MIXED martial arts u fucking idiot. Defend the double n quit crying. If u rnt workin for a sub or ground and pound thn u shud get stood up. Simple.

  8. fredtroy says:

    OK it is mixed martial arts,so be ready to fight all styles,Dana signs the paychecks so why is he having to beg all his employees to cooperate with his business plan. It seems sonnen is one of the team players!

  9. 123 says:

    iv heard herb dean say on the ultimate fighter.. when ur on the ground the fighter on top must always be trying to finish the fight.. only a few fighters actually try to finish the fight.. its annoying to watch sometimes.. but a ground fight is just as good as a stand up fight.

  10. Derek says:

    Rampage is now just a slightly above average fighter

  11. Thom says:

    Rampage doesn’t want to fight Sonnen because he knows he’d lose.

    Fuck the people who criticize wrestling and jits, go watch a damn muay thai fight if you don’t like the ground game.

  12. Xaninho says:

    Nothing wrong with a good ACTIVE groundfight. Going for submissions and GnP is not boring to watch. Holding your opponent down just to avoid him getting up and beat your ass up is definitely boring. It’s also avoiding the fight, so can’t be called a fighting style either.

    Referees have to be aware of the inactivity and stand the leghumpers up way sooner.

  13. Mik says:

    I’m a fan of both guys, but if Bader’s wrestling got the better of Rampage then Sonnen would annihilate him.

  14. Unknown says:

    Jones will punish sonnen. Who’s left after that? He doesn’t want to fight unless its for a title and he’s getting too old to get beat up. I would like to know why/how people think sonnen will destroy jones? All of jones fights and you can’t see his talent? Who has chael beaten that is even close to jones’ skill level?

  15. Dick Diaz says:

    if i was a contestant on the show, i would pray to god that team rampage didn’t pick me… this guy can’t coach to say his life…

  16. gloversucks says:

    ducking glover yeah right did you see his last fight rampage would tool that peice of garbage glover

    • Shadleigh says:

      U must be a life long rampage fan. I used to like rampage, but he is past his prime and is about to be on the wrong side of a beat down when he fights glover!!! Rampage got beat by Bader, so I am sure Teixeira is gonna whoop that ass!

  17. Shadleigh says:

    HEY “URIJAH”. First off Rampage wouldn’t break Chael’s jaw cause he is fat, outta shape these days, and over the hill. Rampage would get taken down repeatedly and Chael would win a boring UD by dry humping. SECONDLY, “NOT YOU” get your shit straight. Ryan Bader DOES NOT weigh 40lbs more than Chael. Chael said before his 2nd fight with Silva that he was walking around at 220lbs. So u are trying to tell me that Bader walks around at 260lbs? GTFOH!!! Get your facts straight before u post retarded ass comments!

  18. MooreUSMC says:

    Rampage is a disgraced clown. Not a top 5 LH fighter but his ignornace is p4p. Claims greatness then loses fights left and right like he gets paid to fail. Then claims UFC doesn’t treat his has been status celebrity right. Rampage is the worlds worst fighter compared to his trash talking prowess. Yeah sure sonnen talks trash but I bet sonnen stays relevant in the division that you can even stay noteworthy in.

    • Thom says:

      Rampage will ALWAYS have better achievements and accomplishments, not just at 205 but in MMA in general than Chael. Chael’s record at 185 is crap but at 205 its laughable. Good job your comment completely fails on every level.

  19. Artex says:

    Actually Chael has a real chance to beat Jones…
    you see how Belfort and Bonnar did against Silva, he destroyed them in the very first round, so tough dude like Chael it´s gonna be fine against Jones… if he ge doesn´t win the fight, he will be losing that fight by UD.

  20. Artex says:

    Actually Chael has a real chance to beat Jones…
    you see how Belfort and Bonnar did against Silva, he destroyed them in the very first round, so tough dude like Chael it´s gonna be fine against Jones… if he doesn´t win the fight, he will be losing that fight by UD.

  21. Jujitsu Player says:

    Sick of Rampage complaining about bad match ups and fights he doesn’t want to take….

    Think it’s time for him to quit because he really does sound like a little bitch these days.

    For the fans this would made great TV so it’s a shame.

  22. T.DADDY says:

    Rampage is a complaing lil bitch that don’t wanna train and is living of his name which is wearing pretty thin… Go be a boxer cuz that’s all you got these days is ur boxing… Only guy he has a chance of beating is someone that will just stand in front of him… Shits wizeeeek!

  23. Just Sayin says:

    Rampages can of soda was opened a long time ago and that it tastes nasty and flat and nobody wants to drink it but himself. Truth.

  24. rocko says:

    why would he turn that down! taking the job could have renewed his career!

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