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VIDEO | Dana White: If Rampage Is Done With The UFC, The UFC Is Done With Rampage


“I’ll have a conversation with Rampage and think we’re cool and then I’ll read other stuff. Rampage is obviously not happy with the UFC. No big deal brother, you don’t want to be here anymore. You want to talk about a guy we went to bat for. We’ve gone to bat for him many times. I feel like (expletive) (Derek) Jeter when it comes to Rampage. If he’s unhappy with us, doesn’t like us, and doesn’t want to be with us anymore, then the feeling is mutual.”

After yesterday’s pre-fight press conference UFC president Dana White addressed the media in the pre-fight media scrum.

He discussed a bunch of topics, from Ronda Rousey, to King Mo and More.

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22 Comments to VIDEO | Dana White: If Rampage Is Done With The UFC, The UFC Is Done With Rampage

  1. Jc says:

    Dana get rid of this bum

  2. Jb says:

    Does this guy realize that he gets 425k a fight? Wait untill he realizes what a real job is like. God I hate people that complain when they are living the dream. Most of us here would fight anyone for 425k! Just sad man, way to taint your legacy

    • Reality says:

      Since you haven’t been in his shoes or you can’t speak from his perspective. Do you even know him to know if he’s living “The Dream?” Everything is relative. I’m sure he has his reasons for complaining that the public may not even be aware of. Do you think him and the UFC really disclose everything behind the scenes?

  3. TheCrippler says:

    How about just giving the guy exciting fights, like he wants?? Stop throwing the same fighters at him. He says he wants a stand up war, so you give him Bader???? He’s a legend and a vet, he doesn’t have to be fighting “up and coming” guys or all the wrestlers it takes to get a title shot. He wants exciting fights, you should be able to respect that.

    Tl;dr: Have him fight Shogun already and stop with the pussy wrestlers.

    • tha says:

      I can agree with you, but as a grown ass man, and a professional, he needs to stop biting the hand that feeds him n shut the fuck up. If he ain’t happy, so be it. Sit and talk with
      Dana, and either work things out so he can be satisfied and stay, or agree to disagree and walk away with your pride and dignity. Either way, he needs to stop airing dirty laundry and at least attempt to handle things a little more professionally. This crying shit he’s been doing has long ago grown old.

    • otter says:

      Rampage wanted a title shot. To get one you will always need to go through fighters with a wrestling base. I’m not particularly happy when a fight is take down, grind, rinse, repeat. As a fighter it’s your responsibility to either attack from the ground or get back up.

      Rampage has simply lost a bit of pop. That fraction of second more it takes him to react to the take down has made it far to easy for the elite wrestlers to grind him out. He’s actually a victim of his own knockout power. If you’re Badar or any other wrestler why stand in front of him and let him use his one dangerous weapon.

      • Kingsforge says:

        Rampage HAD a title shot, and he didn’t do ANYTHING. He just walked forward and got used as a mobile striking bag before he got choked out.

  4. TRUTH says:

    Rampage with endorsements and fight money makes over 1 million per ppv. he drives Lambo, AUDI R8 and more. He didnt make shit in PRIDE, all in the UFC and he better show respect

  5. LJ says:

    MIXED MARTIAL ARTS. Instead of bitching about the type of fighters he gets he should round his skill set out. Cry me a river, Rampage.

  6. Monkey juice says:

    Old dog can’t hang with evolution of mma. One punch wonder…

  7. danielrchargers says:

    Jon Jones in Danas words. Jon Jones is still young, you’re talking about him going to HW to fight BIG dudes, you know? so yeah i think Jons still young and i still need him to stay as my undefeated Meal ticket and then, when i got ANOTHER poster boy, he can go lose in his Nat Weight class as much as he pleases! buuut for now, i need to USE him as the UFC’s GOD CHILD. cuz thats how i operate :] i pick favorites instead of promoting all of my consistant fighters.
    -The Mean Used to be Lean Jon Jones promoting Machine… Dana White.

  8. Fedor says:

    He’s just mad his career is over. You know how people are. Complain, complain, complain and never do anything about it. His career is over. So long rampage. Go clean your vagina you ingrate.

  9. James says:

    Anyone else notice Ice T hanging out in the background?

  10. Quittin "Waaaam-page" Jackson says:

    Let him go….he thinks that he’ll get better, let him try and go to MFC like had intimated he would on Inside MMA. Try and get paid in a promotion that ONLY is in Canada. Yeah Quittin, you’ll be a big shark in a very small pond and that small pond doesn’t have the fish to feed you. Then he’ll be back to cry to Dana on how he ain’t getting paid….

    Anyone else see that Rampage is acting like Fedor did. Playin like there are better deals out there than the UFC???

    Good luck Waaaam-page.

  11. Beaner says:

    He prob wants more money cause his dumbass probably blew it all or is close to it.

  12. Ninja Oreo Dollop says:

    I’m still not convinced that Rampage will be leaving once his knees are healed. Why get the surgery unless you planned on fighting a couple more fights? I’m not talking about just Shogun, a couple more fights.. I think he is just milking this feud and whomever is talking in his ear whether they are real or just a figment of his imagination they need to shut up. If he thinks he’s gonna make Floyd Mayweather money he is delusional, it isn’t gonna happen…. Get with a shrink.. One that hasn’t been shrinking Ron Artest and get your shit together!

  13. Nick says:

    Sounds like Dana wants Rampage in the UFC, Rampage is just being ignorant at this point. He just needs to get off his twitter. And avoid saying anything.

  14. Ninja Oreo Dollop says:

    Dana is making up stuff… King Mo called that lady a bitch on his twitter not in person. Also I don’t know if this is true about BJ turning down a fight with Gilbert. If he lost to Gilbert in a lesser promotion that would spell the end of BJ’s career. But, going down to Strikeforce is a step in the wrong direction anyways. Sounds like a slap in the face to offer that fight to someone who is a two time champ and legend.

  15. dlo' says:

    Listen its a free country. If Rampage feels a certain kind if way then he’s more than entitled to say whatever he wants. I would also need to see the article or tweet that Rampage used before I can cast my opinion, but still its a free world, he’s allowed to feel or say what as long as it isn’t slandering. No one threatens to fire Dana when he’s making an ass of himself, so why did these fighters have to be treated like children. Remember if everyone behaved like a good little “boy” and kept their mouths taped up in this country then we would still be a segregated non-unionized country under the rule of England. We’re Americans we’re to have opinions.

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