Quinton “Rampage” Jackson has never been one to shy away from a good verbal sparring session, but it appears the former UFC light heavyweight champ may have bitten off more than he can chew. Following Chael Sonnen’s (Pictured) loss to Anderson Silva, Rampage suggested the chatty middleweight should have left town as he previously promised he would if he lost to “The Spider.”
“He sucks,” Rampage flatly stated. “I think Chael should keep his word and leave the UFC because that is what he said he would do. He lost horribly bad. Chael sucked. He should go somewhere where people are the way he is and like the way he talk [expletive] about everybody. I can’t stand that boy.”
Rarely – no, not medium rarely – does Sonnen let an opportunity to retaliate go by the wayside. While serving as an analyst on this week’s edition of UFC Tonight, Sonnen fired back at Rampage in true Chael P. fashion.
“Rampage has one fight left in the UFC and he isn’t fighting me,” Sonnen expressed. “I give you that answer because I am sitting here wearing my fancy suit, with an ear piece on and I have been branded an analyst on the number one UFC show on TV today.
“But if you had asked me outside, in my kingdom and I was wearing my sponsor’s shirt, I would have told him that he should stick to violating female reporters. He should stick to making box office disasters and driving the wrong way on the freeway ramped up on Mountain Dew, because he’s not on my level. But, you didn’t ask me outside, you asked me inside. So let’s keep this professional, I don’t want to get that message out there.”
Sonnen was referencing Rampage’s offer to motorboat Karyn Bryant during an interview, his role as B.A. Baracus on “The A-Team” and the high-speed chase he lead the CHP on in 2008.
Rampage is scheduled to close out his UFC career against Glover Teixeira at UFC 153.