Quinton “Rampage” Jackson is known for his powerful fighting style as well humorous and intimidating character.
For fans that may be new to the sport and aren’t familar with the iconic PRIDE knockout slam where Jackson was put in a triangle choke by Ricardo Arona, you should definitely see the video clip.
Father and son AJ & Antonio McKee have been training with Jackson for a years and recently spoke with Champions about their craziest Rampage moments.
“Rampage is Rampage,” stated Antonio. “I remember one time we were sparring, and [his partner] throws a spinning backfist that cuts Rampage’s eye open. It took four coaches to control Rampage.”
“Rampage literally threw this kid out of the Octagon, from the floor over the top. The kid took off and never came back to camp.”
AJ grew up in the gym watching his father Antonio train and worked his way into training himself as he got older. One of the more memorable stories AJ recalled was when he was 8-years-old, and a 19-year-old Rampage got into with Emanuel Newton, who would later become a Bellator champion.
“Rampage is sitting there screaming ‘Don’t make me mad, don’t make me mad!’ and next thing you know, they start going at it. I kid you not, Rampage just literally picked Emanuel up, head to toe powerbombed him and just knocked Emanuel’s tooth out.
“Everyone was sitting around just astonished, you know. Because everyone knows Rampage has that brute strength but we just don’t know where it comes from.”
What is your favorite Quinton Rampage Jackson moment? We have seen many highlights from him both in and out of the ring and cage. From his highlight fight reel, to his hilarious interviews, share your most memorable “Rampage” moment with us in the comment section!
This article first appeared on BJPENN.COM on 1/27/2017.