It’s pretty sad that journalists are already getting their fingers ready to disrespect Rampage Jackson immediately after tomorrow’s UFC on FOX fight against Glover Teixeira — completely disregarding the legacy the guy has established in the MMA world. Rampage spoke out about an organization that he’s made millions for (and made millions from) and people are pretending like he never did this to Ricardo Arona. The fact remains that Jackson is a fan of exciting fights and he believes the wrestling pedigree has essentially removed the luster from MMA. Check out what he told ESPN UK in this interview leading up to UFC on FOX.
Not many fighters respect Chael Sonnen because he’s in the wrong sport. He should be in pro-wrestling with a mouth like that
I’m not going to stoop to his level. Why is he even worried about me and my fight? It has nothing to do to him. He’s probably the only guy I’d ever duck, I’d duck him in a second because he’s a boring fight.
He’s one of the fighters that’s making MMA go down, he’s like a cancer to our sport. He’s a great wrestler but he’s boring as hell. You know what he’s going to do, he’s going to try and take you down and lay on you. Why do people even buy tickets to watch this guy fight?
He’s a cancer for our sport. He’s the reason why I don’t even watch my own sport because a lot of fighters fight like him nowadays. That’s not what MMA was built on. MMA was built on exciting fighters where people try to end each other.”
Chael Sonnen isn’t a cancer of MMA. He’s an Aries.