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Quinton 'Rampage' Jackson suggests next octagon appearance will be his last

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According to former UFC light heavyweight champion Quinton "Rampage" Jackson (32-10 MMA, 7-4 UFC), his UFC career is just about done.

Jackson on Tuesday wrote that his next UFC appearance will be his last, though he said he'll continue to fight on in some other fashion.

"I feel sorry for my next opponent, no matter who or what it is," Jackson wrote via Twitter. "I will fight whoever they put in front of me – I always have – but it will be my last fight in the UFC."

He then offered a controversial interview with "Fighters Only" magazine where he admitted to using testosterone replacement therapy at the suggestion of UFC-employed doctors.

UFC officials have yet to comment on the situation, but Jackson said he's nearly done with the promotion, taking a swipe at the UFC payscale while announcing his intentions.

"I have other things on my mind," Jackson stated. "I didn't say I would be done fighting; I just said I'm not fighting for the UFC (u fight cheap)."

Despite the losing result, Jackson told MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) he was encouraged by his training prior to injuring his knee.

"honestly, before I hurt me knee, you guys should have seen the way that I was training," Jackson said. "I've got really good sparring partners, and I've got this really good wrestler names Tyson Jeffries that kicks my butt, and in this camp, I was kicking his butt. I was taking him down and wrestling got real competitive. That's how I hurt me knee because he's one of the best wrestlers I know.

"I was sparring really good, and I was looking like a superstar, then I hurt me knee. That made me think, 'Oh, man, I've got a lot more time to fight.'"

However, Jackson now suggests if that's true, it may not be with the UFC.

"I don't need them or anybody else negative dealing with my career," Jackson stated.

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"I feel sorry for my next opponent, no matter who or what it is," Jackson wrote via Twitter

Me too, they will be expecting a fight, not a workout.


"I didn't say I would be done fighting; I just said I'm not fighting for the UFC (u fight cheap)."

See what other promotion will pay you 250k per fight then Rampage.

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Rampage in DREAM?

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how many times has he said this and not followed through?

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There's obviously more to this. I wonder if he didn't get his usual discretionary bonus. If so, that's pretty standard after missing weight.

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Its been hard to stay a Rampage fan lately.....

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Rather not see him fight even once more.

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Let Hendo have another go at him.

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Let Hendo have another go at him.



Dana said today at the NYC presser that Hendo is going to wait for either the winner of Sonnen/Silva II or Rashad/Bones.

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Posted by Twenty20Dollars

Rather not see him fight even once more.



for real.
rampage has done a lot in his career, but i dont owe him shit so i dont care how good or exciting he used to be. he's wasted his last few opportunities to be exciting. his last finish is in '08, but that's not the problem. the problem, imo, is that he hasnt appeared to try to finish anyone since '08.
i love what he did, but i do not love what he's been doing.
get him out & spend the money that would normally go to him on someone else more deserving

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I've been a rampage fan since I saw him fight Marvin Eastman in KOTC, but being a working Joe it's hard for me to have a lot of sympathy for him when he comlpains about his pay. Didn't he make 400k this last fight? I still want the Shogun fight to happen though, and I'll be rooting for Rampage.

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Posted by machodog76

I've been a rampage fan since I saw him fight Marvin Eastman in KOTC, but being a working Joe it's hard for me to have a lot of sympathy for him when he comlpains about his pay. Didn't he make 400k this last fight? I still want the Shogun fight to happen though, and I'll be rooting for Rampage.



His last listed payout was the Hamill fight, with a payout of 250k no win bonus, so he must be getting a bigger share on ppv revenue. Not to mention what he's pulling from sponsors.

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Posted by machodog76

I've been a rampage fan since I saw him fight Marvin Eastman in KOTC, but being a working Joe it's hard for me to have a lot of sympathy for him when he comlpains about his pay. Didn't he make 400k this last fight? I still want the Shogun fight to happen though, and I'll be rooting for Rampage.



His last listed payout was the Hamill fight, with a payout of 250k no win bonus, so he must be getting a bigger share on ppv revenue. Not to mention what he's pulling from sponsors.



I can pretty much guarantee he's still seeing a PPV cut.

Ya know, the more I think about it, for being a self proclaimed alpha male, he sure does act hormonal an awful lot.

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The UFC is probably canceling his PPV share after this contract is up. Rampage should ask Tim Silvia about the paychecks fighting outside of the UFC. Maybe he will get one or two big paydays in Japan, but that would be about it. Who's he going to fight outside of the UFC that would justify a big pay day? The only name I can think of is Fedor on a New Years Eve card.

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For those of you wondering just how ridiculous these comments about the UFC being cheap are, check out this video.

Rampage showing off his gym, home, and rides

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