Despite the breath of fresh air Chael Sonnen is set to pump into “The Ultimate Fighter,” don’t expect for Quinton “Rampage” Jackson (Pictured) to be sitting in front of his TV adding to FX’s Nielsen ratings score. The former UFC light heavyweight champ is done listening to the longwinded wrestler’s nonstop chirping.
“His mouth gets his him fights,” Rampage said on AXS TV’s Inside MMA. “His mouth gets his ass in trouble. The dude is exciting for like two minutes, but then you just wanna turn down the volume, like, ‘Dude, what the hell you talkin’ about?’ He sounds like he practices his stuff in the mirror and then he goes out and says it.
“He’s a great wrestler. That’s all I’m gonna say, because everything else sucks. He can’t punch hard. Look what he did to Anderson Silva. He did a great job holding him down, making a boring fighter out of a decorated champion for like five rounds. Then after the fight, I see Anderson Silva didn’t have a mark on him. Not a mark.”
When it comes to Sonnen’s verbal assault, nobody is safe. Rampage is among a long list of people who have been caught in Uncle Chael’s crosshairs. However, despite the fact he’s never been one to shy away from a good smack talk session, Rampage believes Sonnen takes things too far and might get put in his place because of it.
“I talk trash, but I talk trash about people I’m actually gonna fight – people in my weight class,” Rampage stated. “This guy talkin’ trash about ring girls. He talks trash about the President. Now, that’s a little bit too much. He’s very disrespectful. I don’t like the guy. For real.
“The stuff he says about me – I like to joke around as much as anybody, if I see Chael Sonnen, if he says anything to my face, I don’t know if I’m gonna smack him or not. I don’t know. I don’t like the guy.”
Meanwhile, Sonnen currently has bigger fish to fry in reigning light heavyweight king Jon Jones. The two will tango after filming wraps on TUF 17.
Rampage, on the other hand, is focused on ending his UFC career in style by grounding skyrocketing prospect Glover Teixeira. No word on when the sluggers will collide.