THE BEST QUOTES OF RAMPAGE JACKSON
"Well the weird thing about me is that I grew up fighting and one of my friends introduced me to it (MMA) and I was like, 'Whoa, you mean I can beat up white dudes and not go to jail?'"
Rampage and PRIDE announcer Mauro Ranallo calling a Kevin Randleman fight:
Ranallo: "There's a left by
Rampage: "Thats alright, all black folks look alike."
Interview with PRIDE announcer Stephen Quadros:
Quadros: "Rampage, where do you see yourself in 2 years?"
Rampage: "Well, right now I'm 23, so in two years, I see myself 25."
On his UFC debut against Marvin Eastman:
"I love Marvin, he's like a brother to me. But right now it's time for some black-on-black crime."
Interview before his rematch against Chuck Liddell:
Question: "Chuck said in his pre-fight interview it's gonna be a first round knockout. What do you have to say about that?"
Rampage: "If he plans on getting knocked out in the first round that's his business."
On who is his role model:
"Right now, Chuck Liddell is my role model. I really look up to him, mainly because he is taller then me."
On what impresses him about Chuck Liddell:
"His Mohawk. I'm impressed with how he keeps his Mohawk looking like that every time I see him. I'm really impressed with that. I wonder if he cuts it himself, if he has a barber or does he have a stencil thing he puts on his head so he doesn't mess it up? Chuck keeps that Mohawk looking like that all the time."
On his main concern about fighting Liddell:
"I don't want to kill him. It's a sport you know, I just hope he survives."
"You can make a mistake and get caught in a submission, but Chuck made a mistake and he got caught in an ass whoopin'."
"I'm gonna put rims on my car, my scooter, my shoes and my everything."
"The drinks are on the house if you get somebody to buy you one."
On being the victor at the end of the fight:
"I like to see my hand raised at the end of the night. I like when the ref raises my hand. That's why I shave my armpits like the professionals wrestlers. I like to see my arm raised."
On the new UFC video game:
"I never get black eyes ... because I am black."
Joking about his friend Tito Ortiz having a large head:
"They made a Tito bobblehead but that (thing) wouldn’t bobble, it would just fall down to one side and stay there."
On getting into brawls:
"I want to avoid every punch you throw at me, but I'm not scared to get hit. But I'm not just going to let everybody hit me. What the hell's wrong with you?"
On his style of fighting:
"My style is 'whoop that ass.'"
On his taping of the "UFC All Access" show for Spike TV:
"All access was every where man, they even followed me in the bathroom, I give all access to a number two!"
On his rematch against PRIDE light-heavyweiht champion Wanderlei Silva:
"When I beat Wanderlei, I'm a take his belt, pull his pants down and spank him for bein so ugly."
Post-fight interview after
Stephen Quadros: "Was that like fighting an octopus?"
Rampage: "Man, that was like fighting a big ass smelly skunk. Matt you need to take a shower man."
During a post-fight interview:
"If I forgot a sponsor, then you aint paying me enough."
On PRIDE heavyweight champion Fedor Emelianenko:
"He's a baaaad man. He's a nice guy, though."
On his fight purses:
"Yo man, I need to get paid. I got a ton of kids. I have like a kid every 30 seconds. Wait, what time is it? Damn, there's another one. Told ya."
On his fighting philosophy:
"When someone tries to force themselves upon you, you have to impose yourself upon them. And doing so, you whooping they ass."
On fighting Ricardo Arona:
"I wanna fight him because I don't know him and he's in the video game, and I'm not."
On the MMA crowds in
Some random Rampage quotes:
"My momma said never trust a catfish with a mustache."
"I don't mean to make excuses for all my losses, but I can make excuses for all my losses."
"I ain't no one's punching bag. I go to the gym and see punching bags, and they black. But I ain't no one's punching bag."