Quinton ‘Rampage’ Jackson Misses Japan’s Fine Dining

Written by Tom Ngo
February 23rd, 2012

UFC Light Heavyweight Quinton Rampage Jackson

Japan is famous for their fine cuisine. Tourists come from across the globe to sample all of the delicacies that The Land of the Rising Sun has to offer. However, Quinton “Rampage” Jackson (Pictured) has spent much of his MMA career in Japan, so he’s already eaten there and tasted that.

Forget about fancy five-star dining, the former UFC light heavyweight champ is just fine with grubbing at the country’s convenient stores. As a matter of fact, Rampage is counting down the seconds until Saturday’s fight with Ryan Bader is over so he can clean out the corner store.

“My ex-wife is Japanese, so I get Japanese food all the time. But, some things I can’t get, and it’s gonna sound really stupid, but I can’t wait to go to the 7-Eleven and get that chicken that they have,” Jackson shared during Wednesday’s media workouts. “I’m black, man. I like that little fried chicken. It’s better than KFC, [better than] everybody.

“That little fried chicken they got behind them little window things, man. It costs like $2. I go and I get me a big bag full and they be like, ‘No! No! You gotta leave some for the other people.’ I’m like, ‘Koku-jin. I’m black, man. You can’t tell me I can’t buy this chicken. What’s wrong with you?’

“He’s like, ‘Go to the other store down the street.’ We got into an argument over chicken. So I’m pretty sure I’m gonna get kicked out of a 7-Eleven after my fight trying to buy up all the fried chicken.”

And there you have it, post-fight feasting at its finest. Unfortunately for Rampage, he won’t be able to wash down his grub with a Slurpee because Japanese 7-Elevens don’t carry them. I know…

Jackson and Bader co-headline UFC 144 this Saturday inside Saitama Super Arena in Saitama, Japan.

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