What’s a controversial UFC weekend without two cents from one Quinton “Rampage” Jackson? The former light heavyweight champ has gone on yet another tirade, this time bashing his old company and the bogus UFC 104 show they hosted this past Saturday.
If you’re not much of a Rampage fan, we can see how these extended rants can get a little old, if not bitch-like. However, this time Rampage brings to light a couple of thought-provoking ideas that might actually help grow the sport.
Here’s Rampage’s entire Blog recapping the showdown between champ Lyoto Machida and Mauricio”Shogun” Rua (Just like the headline, we didn’t edit Rampage’s blog to maintain the authenticity of the piece):
I was watching the fight this weekend with the director of the A Team movie, the movie crew & a couple of actors & I never been ashamed to be a part of MMA till now. The UFC looked like assholes this weekend. The main event was boring. I anticipated that because let’s be real.. Machida is a boring fighter. But Shogun getting robbed like that was pretty cut throat. Then you hear Joe Rogan say you “you have to beat the champ to be a champ.” & that made me think the UFC are full of shit! Not to be whiny here but I still don’t feel like I’ve been beat in the UFC.. but I’m not champ anymore. If the UFC gives Shogun an immediate rematch because of the controversial loss then that would validate everything I have said about the UFC in my recent posts & why I’m pissed at the UFC. But yet he deserves one & so have I deserved one against Forrest.
The reason why I was ashamed of the UFC is because some people around me were saying that the UFC is becoming corrupt like boxing & asked me is that stuff real? Most of the people from the A Team movie were just watching it because I was watching it & they don’t know much about MMA & were starting to get into it but last night they didn’t have anything good to say about my sport. So I was so ashamed.
One good thing came out of the fight last night. Rashad looked more like a bitch. If he would have just tried to fight Machida instead of just nutting up he probably could have done better. I saw every last one of Machida’s weaknesses this last weekend…
The UFC needs to get some new judges before I even think about coming back. I want the hardcore fans to go back & watch all the fights that you thought was kinda shady with the judges in the UFC & TUF & write down the names of the judges so you guys can complain & have a voice. Do your homework. This sport wouldn’t be what it is without the fans. Its hard for me to believe that the UFC is so successful & has over 100 shows & can’t tell who wins a fight. How is it that they can’t tell who wins a fight on an important title fight?
The interesting thing was, similar thoughts crossed my mind when UFC president Dana White immediately pushed for a rematch at the UFC 104 post-fight presser.
It was a unanimous decision, so why would Shogun, who was the challenger, get an immediate rematch against Machida when Rampage, who was the champ, didn’t get one when he dropped his controversial unanimous decision to Forrest? (This comparison completely washes-out Ric Flair’s “You gotta beat the champ to be the champ” philosophy)
If the fans would have booed Griffin’s favorable decision at UFC 86 as loudly as they did Machida’s, would White and the UFC have forced a mulligan down our throats like they are currently doing with Machida/Shogun II?