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StorminYourman

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The UFC has done a lot for me but I think I have done more for them. The UFC bought WFA to get my contract & they saved my life, so I felt loyal to them. They pushed me into a fight with Chuck Liddel even when I clearly stated I wasn't ready to fight for the belt because the American fans didn't know me but I took the fight and didn't complain & after I won the American fans booed me for the first time which changed the way I saw them & it hurt me deeply.

Then before I can even get out of the cage they announced that I was fighting Dan Henderson without even asking me. After I beat Dan Henderson, I made history in becoming the first undisputed champion in MMA but was never even given the pride belt in the cage & I was never promoted as the undisputed champ. Later Anderson Silva was.

Then they had me coach TUF season 7 and fight Forrest and the fight was very controversial & normally when a fight is that close & controversial there is normally an instant replay. I can name a couple of instances. Instead they offered me the Vanderlei Silva fight which I gladly accepted even though I know it was a very risky fight for me to take because of all the drama that was happening to me at the time. I fought that fight with a jaw injury and then a couple weeks later Dana called me and asked me to fight Rashad. For the first time I said no, I didn't want to fight because it was such short notice & I wouldn't have had a long break between camp. Dana talked me into fighting Rashad anyway but Rashad refused the fight and so I had to fight Jardine as a favor to the UFC instead of getting my belt back (which wasn't even worth it to me financially).

Then I reinjured my jaw in the fight with Vanderlei & Jardine. Frank Mir gets hurt so they wanted to switch my fight from UFC 100 to the fight Frank couldn't make it to but I couldn't fight cause I needed jaw surgury. So they give Machida the fight against Rashad & they told me they want me to coach TUF season 10 against Rashad. That's why I wanted Rashad to win so bad but when Rashad got knocked out I told them I wanted to fight Machida for the belt but Dana told me if I coach TUF against Rashad that I could fight Machida afterwards cause this was a different type of ultimate fighter show they were doing. After I signed the contract Dana then changes his mind & says I have to fight Rashad & even told me what to say in the press & so my fans think I was scared to fight Machida. After all that I still never complained & I did it all.

Then this movie role came about that I have been trying to get for over a year & as soon as I found out I was close to getting it, I called Dana right away & asked to push the Memphis fight back just a month or so. I told him what this movie role meant to me. I told him that I used to bond with my father watching the tv show as a kid when my parents where still married & it represents the memories I had with my father when we lived together. My dad became an alcohalic & addicted to drugs & we grew apart. But after my dad got his life back together, I was so proud of my dad & I told him I would always take care of him in the future & make him proud of me. My dad & I are still very big fans of the show & I am basically doing this for the childhood memories I had spending time in front of the tv with my dad. Dana went on the internet & mocked me because of that & I still did nothing. Dana & I finally talked & we made up & then after that he went back on the internet & said some bullshit & he was talking bad about the movie when information is not even supposed to be released & talking about payments which is not even true could really hurt my future acting career, which could very well last longer than my fighting career. I'm not like Randy Couture. My body has been getting so many different injuries that I wont be able to fight until my forties & neither do I want to fight that long. So I feel like my second career could be in jeopardy.. so I'm done fighting. I've been getting negative reviews from the dumb ass fans that don't pay my bills or put my kids though college. So I'm hanging it up. I'm gonna miss all my loyal fans but hopefully they'll follow me to my new career & I will gain more loyal fans along the way. & all you hater fans out there can kiss my big black hairy ass! & anybody that don't like what I just said can come try to kick my ass!

I still feel the UFC is a great organization and I felt like I was very loyal to them but they didn't respect my loyalty but I wish the UFC the best. I did a lot of things for them. I wish no bad blood between us but I have kids & a family back in Memphis to provide for & thats all that matters to me!



This was from his personal blog. His side is very interesting. Lets see what the UFC thinks about this.


Link .gotta sign up for the site though however i coppypasted it word for word :)

Post #1   9/22/09 8:48:19PM   

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Wow.

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Post #2   9/22/09 8:50:40PM   

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I'm a bit shocked as well. I don't like it but if Rampage feels this way then let him go about his business.

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What you've just said is one of the most insanely idiotic things I have ever heard. At no point in your rambling, incoherent response were you even close to anything that could be considered a rational thought. Everyone in the playground is now dumber for having listened to it. I award you no props, and may the mods have mercy on your soul.


Post #3   9/22/09 9:04:42PM   

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This is hard to buy it almost seems like a setup or some drama for TUF 10. Even if he leaves he'll be back doing what he loves, on the flipside if he dosnt feel passionate about fighting, why do it? I'm still pissed at the idea of him leaving MMA at this moment but who the hell am I or any of you to judge.

Best of luck Rampage, I dont believe you for a second that you're leaving for good but thanks for the memorires if you are.

Post #4   9/22/09 9:07:12PM   

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If he says he wants a comeback fight a year, year and a half from now, what's Dana gonna do? Tell him no and let him go to Strikeforce?

Post #5   9/22/09 9:09:04PM   

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Whether the UFC jerked him around or not, to say that he's done more for them than they have for him is ridiculous.

Do you think that you would ever have had an acting career without the UFC's promotion machine in the first place? Almost definitely not. No one knew who Rampage was before he arrived in the UFC except hardcore fans. The UFC has done far more for Rampage than he has for them, the UFC would be in exactly the same position as they are now if Rampage had never signed with them.

I'm a Rampage fan, but to walk away from obligations in the middle of a contract is highly unprofessional. Dana can be childish, but he had a right to be pissed off. I really doubt that Rampage is retiring, I think he's just angry and complaining. I guess we'll see.

Post #6   9/22/09 9:13:14PM   

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He'll be back to fighting in no time, it's not like he's the next Denzel. If any of you have seen Midnight Meat Train you now what I'm talking about. He sucks at acting lol

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Post #7   9/22/09 9:18:46PM   

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crazy.

totally didnt expect that.

but i can see dana white doing those things to rampage.

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Post #8   9/22/09 9:21:43PM   

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One big question is:
What of the all ready aired TUF season filled with footage hyping/promising fans this fight?
Surely Zuffa and Spike TV will get penetrated in this situation.

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Post #9   9/22/09 9:24:22PM   

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Rampage has made some interesting points .
I don't believe he's done more for the UFC,but I think he is justified in more than a few of his points.

Post #10   9/22/09 9:34:30PM   

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Awww that sucks!

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This is just Quinton pitching another hissy fit.I'm not suprised.

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Post #12   9/22/09 9:40:33PM   

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i think he realizes that, with all the beasts in the lhw division, there's no way he gets the lhw belt again. just my opinion of course

Post #13   9/22/09 9:41:43PM   

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Im a big QJ fan. But he fvck the UFC over big time. Like someone said above. The entire season was build around his and Evans fight in QJs home town. QJ would have made a killed on PPV cut. Add to the the UFC had already planned the memphis event. QJ has done nothing for the UFC. Everything he has done in the UFC is for his benifit not the UFC. He has done nothing to further the UFC. Also his side of the Forrest rematch is sketchy. He was busy running people over in his truck and the UFC had to many worthy contenders waiting in line. The only time there is "replays" like QJ says is when there is no popular contenders waiting for a title shot. QJ got beat by Forrest. Close or not there was no reason to put Evans and Machida on hold because you cant deal with losing.

Why put him in for the biggest prize in the promotion with all that going on? The UFC let it blow over and now have offered him the shot at the belt again and he turned it down. QJ is just making excuses to get what he wants.

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I'm a Rampage fan, but he screwed the pooch with the A-Team movie. I think this may blow over after some time...he's not the Rock after all. The thing that really got me saying WTF was his rant on the instant replay...what close match ever got instant replay?

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