UFC light heavyweight Quinton “Rampage” Jackson was last making headlines by evincing his frustration with his management and his last employer.
As reported here at Caged Insider, Jackson was taking a long, hard look at his lot in life and accomplishments in MMA — and considering hanging up the gloves for good.
“Now I’m tied up and going to court and stuff like that, and I feel like they’re just trying to tie me up so I don’t fight,” he said. “But at the end of the day, I’ve been thinking about this a long time. At the end of the day, I’ve won four fights in a row. I’ve done a lot in this sport, I’ve been fighting for 15 years. I love this sport. I’m thinking, Bellator cannot make me fight for them. So I’m thinking I may as just go ahead and retire.”
But wait. It seems there’s a fight he’s still excited about — one with former teammate Michael “The Count” Bisping, who the former light heavyweight titlist calls “a traitor” — since, the story goes, Bisping made a statement in a lawsuit against Jackson.
“That’s why I said I would like to fight Bisping. He’s a f-cking a–hole,” Jackson said. “I’ve never done anything wrong to him. You don’t do that to your teammates. He’s a cheap motherf-cker because he doesn’t like to pay his manager when he owes him money. That doesn’t have anything to do with me. In order to help his case, he lies on me and gives some bullsh-t statements. I’d fight him on the playground if I knew I wouldn’t go to jail.”
Michael Bisping answered the challenge on his Twitter account:
@weddler1983 he's so unprofessional he can't even make 205, let alone a catch weight. I'll fight him any weight he wants though.
— michael (@bisping) October 8, 2015