“I’mma be honest, f*ck no [I didn’t honor my bet with Chael Sonnen]! I owe Chael 30 grand. But, I’mma tell you somethin’, the reason why I haven’t gave Chael the money yet is because he never put nothin’ up, so it wasn’t really solidified. I’m like, ‘Chael, every takedown you get I’mma give you 10 G’s. Like, what do I get, motherf*cker if I block all your takedowns? I blocked every takedown except for those f*ckin’ weak-ass trips he got me with.
But I’m a man of my motherf*ckin’ word but he never put nothin’ up. What good is a one-way motherf*ckin’ bet? I’m ain’t gonna lie, I want to give him 30 grand, but you know what I did? I went to the strip club three times, and I spent 10 G’s each. So there was Chael’s motherf*ckin’ 30 grand. I put some strippers through college.
Y’all laughing, but I’m dead serious. They love me at the strip club. I don’t get lapdances, I’m not a perv. But I ain’t gonna lie…I like making it rain, and Chael’s money was all in the air.”
This past Saturday night at Bellator 206, MMA legend Quinton ‘Rampage’ Jackson got back in the win column with a big knockout of his longtime rival and fellow legend, ‘The Axe-Murderer’ Wanderlei Silva.
Prior to this win, Rampage was riding his first losing streak (two straight) since he exited the UFC in 2013 on the heels of a three-fight skid.
In his previous outing before this fourth meeting with Silva, Rampage fought Chael Sonnen in the opening round of the Bellator Heavyweight Grand Prix. Sonnen would end up being the one to take home the unanimous decision victory and advance to the semi-finals.
In an interview on a radio show that they did together leading up to their fight, the two made a bet that would see Rampage owing Sonnen $10,000 per takedown landed which added some extra fun to the fight.
Reflecting on the fight, Rampage stated that he was still upset to be knocked out of the tournament and hopes for a chance to get back in it.
“I’m very disappointed that I lost in that tournament. No disrespect to Chael [Sonnen], because honestly, I’ve been thinking about that. It really bothered me.
I know you guys don’t know me that well, what type of person I am, what type of mind I got, but it really bothers me that Chael outsmarted me.
He outsmarted me by standing up with me. And that’s my type of fight. I like standing up with a motherf*cker. I’m a f*ckin’ wrestler, but I like standing up. Chael outsmarted me. I was disappointed. I thought I was going to win that tournament. I thought I was going to take everybody.
So yeah, I’m going to stay in shape. If somebody gets hurt, I want back in. But if anything, I want the winner of the tournament. I want the heavyweight belt.”
Sonnen’s semi-final matchup against Fedor Emelianenko will take place on October 13 at Bellator 208 in Long Island, New York. The other matchup which features Matt Mitrione and current Bellator light heavyweight champion Ryan Bader is set for Bellator 207 which will be the day before on October 12 live from Uncasville, Connecticut.
This article first appeared on BJPenn.com on 10/1/2018