Apparently, the only thing Quinton “Rampage” Jackson hates more than fellow “The Ultimate Fighter: Heavyweights” coach Rashad Evans is a fake. Conveniently for Rampage, he sees “Sugar” as the biggest fugazy on the planet, particularly after last night’s show.
In the most recent edition of the popular reality series, Rampage’s squad put on another disappointing performance inside the Octagon, dropping their team record to an astonishing 0-5.
This time it was former UFC fighter and MMA veteran Wes Sims dropping a humiliating 1stRound submission loss to Justin Wren. The fight took all of 94 seconds.
For the second consecutive show, Evans was shown tending to Rampage’s fallen pupil while Rampage vented his disgust and frustrations outside the cage. This time, Evans called Rampage out for being a front-runner and his lack of leadership.
Rampage didn’t take too kindly to those words during filming, and it appears to have boiled over after seeing last night’s show. Late Wednesday evening, Rampage went on another torrid rant, this time it was directed at “TUF” editing team, as well as Evans.
Here’s Rampage’s complete soapbox speech (Just to keep it REAL, we have not edited his language or grammar):
I just wanted to blog about the T.U.F. show so people can get an understanding of where I’m coming from. They edited the show to make me look like I didn’t care about my team, but as you can clearly see I was coaching against a T.U.F. show champion (Rashad) and he came from the Ultimate Fighter so he knows how to play the camera and be fake..
The behind the scenes stuff from season 7 left a real bad taste in my mouth. I was already salty about it and that was the main reason I did not want to do season 10.
The first fight.
The thing they didn’t show on t.v was that Abe asked John “Are we doing this bro? Are we touching hands?” and I told him “Do not touch his hands, he is not your friend” and he didn’t listen to me. When John pulled that fake touch hands take down move quite naturally I was pissed. I chose Abe to fight John because during the coaches evaluation the assistant coaches told me that his wrestling defense was ok and his Jiu Jitsu skills were good. John didn’t have stand up, but he was a good wrestler with no Jiu Jitsu. So I thought it was a good match up.
So after that fight I was furious. But I still had one more fighter in the locker room who I had to prepare for his fight. Wes Shivers had a tougher fight lined up, in my opinion, and it was a more important fight for me because I knew Wes could beat James. Also James was one of Rashad’s team mates that didn’t have to try out for the show, that’s why I wanted to take him out so badly. In Wes Shivers evaluation the coaches told me that he had the best cardio out of everybody. He had great stand up and great BJJ so I was disappointed when he got winded in the fight and let the game plan go out the window. But in Wes’ defense I think he won that fight, or at least should have gone to a 3rd round, but I was trying to keep my composure because I was already so pissed off at Abe. I didn’t want to lose my temper and go crazy. That’s when I knew T.U.F was going to be the same bullshit as Season 7. Rashad acts so fake and cocky and he wants to act like he cares more about my fighter than I do and brag about how he’s a better coach than I am. But I tried to explain to him that I’m not a coach and I won’t be coaching after my fighting career, like he might. So as the fights go on and I end up losing a couple fights in a row, I grew more pissed and I let it get to me. So, the whole time Rashad was being a dick and cocky, I just talked to them back in the locker room, in private. Rashad thought the show was about him, about how good of a coach he could be and how fake he could be. But I knew what it was all about.
The show is called the Ultimate Fighter, not the Ultimate Coach. Rashad is so full of himself, even though he just got knocked the hell out by Machida. It was the worst showing of his fight career. Now that he is a one and done champion he thinks that the show is about him. It was hard for me to do this show because I know how fake Rashad is and what kind of person he is. Most of the real fans can tell too, that’s why he gets booed all the time. I liked everyone on my team and I chose my team for a number of reasons. If I could do it over I would choose all the same guys, except next time I WILL choose the camera man. My team and I had great chemistry and we got along great. Rashad and his team didn’t even like each other. The only reason I’m blogging this is that I want everyone to know what’s really up. The show is for entertainment and it could be edited in many different ways, which doesn’t always tell the true story. I will be posting more blogs in the near future. If you have any questions feel free to hit me up. I will try to answer the most popular questions in my blog!
The fact that Rampage still cares this much, even though he’s “retired” from mixed martial arts, leads me to believe that once he’s done playing B.A. Baracus on “The A-Team” movie remake, he’ll be heading back to the gym looking to set things straight with Evans once and for all.