Exclusive: Rampage Jackson In Talks To Fight Darrill Schoonover: ‘Titties Is First On My Hit List’

Jackson wants to book his return against an old rival from 'The Ultimate Fighter'.

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Quinton ‘Rampage’ Jackson isn’t done with MMA just yet.

It’s been a while since we’ve seen the former UFC Light Heavyweight Champion in action. Jackson last fought in 2019, where he was TKO’ed by fellow legend Fedor Emelianenko in 2019. Being let go by Bellator, Jackson’s fighting future has looked unsure in recent years… That is, until now.

‘Rampage’ In Talks To Fight TUF Adversary

The 45 year-old Rampage has remained in the sport, lining up with the UFL, a MMA promotion which offers healthcare, life insurance and more to its fighters. Losing close to 35lbs in weight, the rejuvenated Jackson has offered to square off against an old rival of his in the UFL cage.

“I’m in talks now with ‘titties’, I mean, Darrill Schoonover,” Jackson told Middle Easy. “I’m in talks right now with his brother. His brother hit me up and I’m seeing if Darrill’s interested in fighting. If Darrill beat me in this fight, I would never call him titties again. Never ever would I even mutter the word titties and him in the same sentence again. In the same sentence, I would never do that again.”

A Blast From The Past

Darrill Schoonover? Well, that’s a name we haven’t heard for a long time. You might remember him from season 10 of ‘The Ultimate Fighter’, where the heavyweight traded barbs with Rampage, the opposing coach against Rashad Evans. Schoonover faced off with Jackson in retaliation for the former UFC Champ calling him ‘titties’ for his physical figure. 

Schoonover also claimed he’d beat Jackson at 205lbs during the show.

“We was on the show, ‘The Ultimate Fighter’ and I can’t remember exactly how the beef started,” Jackson said of his rivalry with Schoonover. “Him and I, we was pretty cool and truth be told at first, he didn’t mind the nickname ‘Titties’. But I think it got outta hand, it just got outta control.

“People call me a bully and, and I don’t believe making fun of someone that made fun of you is bullying. I just feel like I won the banter and so now I’m a bully. The world’s gotten so soft. Things got really bad, people started calling him titties and stuff and now he hate me. But, I was going to fight him on the show cause he got in my face and I don’t forget that.”

Schoonover, 38, has not fought since 2015, where he lost by disqualification. 

Jackson’s ‘Hit List’

Schoonover isn’t the only fight Rampage wants before he eventually calls it a career. No, he’s just getting started.

“I wanted to start this whole thing where I do all my grudge matches before I got too old. Just fight everybody I don’t like, if I don’t like you, come and fight man. And now that UFL is a thing and I would like to promote UFL and get it more popular cause I believe in the company. So I wanna do my grudge matches in the UFL. Titties is first on my hitlist: Darrill Schoonover.

“We got a couple other people on my hit list. I still owe Wanderlei [Silva] one more fight. Cause we’re 2-2. Too bad Shogun [Rua] just retired, I wanna rematch with him cause he beat me one time when I was injured and I never got that. I never got that one back. There’s a couple people on my hit list.”

Watch our full exclusive interview with Rampage Jackson below:

Published on July 21, 2023 at 2:06 pm
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