This isn’t the first time Quinton “Rampage” Jackson and Chael P. Sonnen have had a war of words. In fact, this has been going on for some time now. This time around Rampage has resparked the verbal exchange, as he gave his opinion on Sonnen once again. This time around, the drama kicked off on AXS TV’s Inside MMA this past Monday.
“His mouth gets him fights. What’s his name? How do you say his name? ‘Chael?’ His mouth gets his ass in trouble. The dude is exciting for like two minutes, but then you just wanna turn down the volume, like, ‘What the hell you talkin’ about?’ He sounds like he practices his stuff in the mirror, and then he goes out and says it. He’s a great wrestler. That’s all I’m gonna say, ‘cuz everything else sucks. He can’t punch hard. Look what he did to Anderson Silva. He did a great job holding him down, making a boring fighter out of a decorated champion, for five rounds. After the fight, I see that Anderson Silva didn’t have a mark on him. Not a mark.”
“I talk trash, but I talk trash about people I’m actually gonna fight — people in my weight class. This guy, he talks trash about ring girls. He talks trash about the President. Now, that’s a little bit too much. He’s very disrespectful. I don’t like the guy. For real. The stuff he says about me. I like to joke around as much as anybody, but, for real, if I see Chael Sonnen, and he says anything to my face, I don’t know if I’m gonna smack him or not. I don’t know. I don’t like the guy.”
“Fighters like Chael Sonnen are just ruining the sport, taking people down and just humping on them.”
Sonnen has now responded to Jackson’s criticisms in his usual satirical manner.
If I could understand a single word @rampage4real said about me I might be mildly offended.
Hard to hear @rampage4real all the way from the bottom of his pit of obscurity.
Ya know @rampage4real, I was wrong about your acting ability. Calling me out was your best performance yet.
Don’t be surprised if we hear a response from Jackson shortly. Hopefully the two light heavyweights will now have a chance to bury the axe, despite Jackson claiming his departure after a likely fight with Glover Teixeira, as well as Sonnen working outside the cage till April 2013 with TUF coaching responsibilities.