Quinton ‘Rampage’ Jackson Defends Donald Cerrone From Being Labeled a Racist, Compares Him to Donald Trump

Former UFC light heavyweight champion 'Rampage' Jackson believes that neither Donald Cerrone nor former President Donald Trump are racist peoples.

Courtesy of No Jumper on YouTube / @MMAFighting on Twitter

Quinton ‘Rampage’ Jackson wouldn’t label fellow UFC retiree Donald Cerrone a racist despite some compelling evidence that would suggest otherwise.

Cerrone walked away from the Octagon after more than 10 years with the promotion. Once defeating some of the biggest names in the 155-pound division, ‘Cowboy’ had fallen on hard times, going winless in his last seven fights with the promotion. However, it wasn’t always Cerrone’s work inside the cage that got the most attention. On more than one occasion, the Colorado native has been accused of being racist. The unsavory label largely hinged on an unearthed clip of Cerrone calling Melvin Guillard a racial slur following their UFC 150 contest.

Appearing on the No Jumper podcast with Adam22, ‘Rampage’ shared his thoughts on Donald Cerrone and refused to label him as a racist despite evidence to the contrary. 

“I don’t see Cowboy as being racist,” Jackson said. “Let me try to explain this the best way. Same thing about Donald Trump. Just because somebody says the f*cked up sh*t about another race don’t really mean they’re racist.”

‘Rampage’ Compares Donald Cerrone to Donald Trump in Defense of the UFC Icon

Continuing his thought, ‘Rampage’ believes Donald Cerrone is incorrectly labeled a racist, going so far as to compare him to former U.S. President Donald Trump who had been labeled as such by his detractors throughout his campaign and presidency for repeatedly disparaging foreign countries and his refusal to condemn white supremacists. 

 “Cowboy will probably say some stuff, but is Cowboy a racist? No, because the interactions I’ve had with him. I’m from the south. I know racist people. I wouldn’t put Cowboy in the racist category. Like Donald Trump’s a racist. I don’t think Donald Trump’s a racist. A lot of people try to peg him as a racist so I started looking at him and started paying attention to what he was doing and I was like, no, I don’t think Donald Trump’s racist.”

“I think there’s a fine line that people need to understand. Just because somebody say something about a certain race don’t really mean they’re racist. They could be racist. They could, but there’s also probably just the way they were brought up. They don’t think about it. They probably don’t hate all black people, but if a black person do something wrong in front of them, they’re probably gonna say some f*cked up sh*t.” 

Published on January 27, 2023 at 5:20 pm
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