As every MMA fan knows, Rashad Evans and Rampage Jackson aren’t the best of friends to say the very least. And the latest of the smack talking between the two came a UFC 114’s conference call earlier this week.
And within minutes of the call, the men were bickering back and forth and letting the accusations fly. Evans got personal when he stated that he thinks Rampage puts up this facade that he “acts stupid because he’s black.”
“Well, he does his little Sambo thing, man… He does his little Sambo thing like he act like ‘oh black-on-black crime’, ‘oh I’m stupid you can’t use big words like that,’ [referring to a comment Rampage made earlier in the call] like he don’t know what the f **k is going on,” said Evans. Man, come on dude. I talked to this dude. This dude is pretty smart… he knows what’s going on. But he just doing ‘oh it’s comedy’ – well why perpetuate the stereotype that you’re stupid? You ain’t stupid… Why perpetuate the stereotype that you can’t think, you don’t understand big words, you can’t read. All of that stupid stuff man.”
Rampage responded to these accusations by saying Evans had no sense of humor and went all on to call the fighter “gay” for the short he wears in the cage. Even more ridiculous is that Evans responded that Rampage would put “my balls in your mouth,” to which Rampage came back with “Yeah, that would give you a hard-on!”
And so it goes….smack talking or childish banter? Where does it cross the line into pure immaturity?