If being an MMA fan operated by the laws of thermodynamics, those rules would be: 1.) Never offer to buy a fighter a drink. 2.) Never ask to take a picture of yourself next to a fighter 3.) If, in some bizarre scenario you ignore rule #2, do not ball your hand in a fist and hold it up to your chest in the picture. Breaking any of those rules will automatically revoke your MMA fan membership and categorize you in the ‘douchebag’ category regardless of the multiple ways you will attempt to justify that you are not a douchebag as you’re browsing through the pictures in your digital camera. Just imagine the myriad of people who disregarded those rules at the UFC Fan Expo last week. Shame on them, all of them.
In Rampage’s new blog post, he addresses everything I just mentioned, only in a slightly more angry and direct way. He also wants to go on record to officially state that he does not hate gay people and the interview he recently did was taken out of context.
I am a black man from Memphis Tennessee who grew up in the south where I faced discrimination my whole life. I know very well how it feels for someone to judge you for something you have no control over so having gone through that I know how it feels. I took a vow that I didn’t even have to say that I would never discriminate against anybody for anything other that how they treat me or others around them. So not only DO I NOT HATE gay people, I actually accept them for who and what they are. They always seem happy and most of them I met are very kind and nice individuals. Yes, and like most straight guys I joke around with the whole gay thing and I see it as comedy, not saying that’s right or wrong but I don’t do it out of hate. I don’t hate fat girls but I make fun of them too.
Honestly I mean this in the best way, me being a sports figure I attract a lot of male attention wherever I go and MOST straight fans act GAYER than any guys that was at this gay bar that I visited my homegirl at. When I’m in the club guys always offer to buy me drinks, do the prom date picture, stare at me, try to get my attention, tries to dance with me.. even if I’m dancing with a hot chick already. Even though I love ALL MY FANS, this can be overwhelming sometimes, especially when I’m trying to unwind and have fun which in my line of work you don’t get much time to do.
The rest of the blog entry is a journey into the mind of Rampage Jackson which varies from topics of ‘fat chicks’ to him proclaiming ‘the Easter Bunny is a distraction from the truth of reality‘. It should be required reading in every public school classroom in America. [Source]