Former teammates at the once-promising Wolfslair team, Quinton “Rampage” Jackson (pictured) and Michael Bisping are now mortal enemies.
Their beef was new to most of the MMA world, but get a few drinks into Jackson while he’s playing video games and he starts pouring tea for all to enjoy.
“F**k Michael Bisping,” Jackson stated on the video game network Twitch. “He’s a traitor. I was going through another court case that you guys don’t know about. I was always cool with Bisping, helped him train. I even paid half on some of his training camps, but he wanted me to pay for his sparring partners. He would hurt my sparring partners and all this bulls***t. I would never care. I was always cool with him. Then he gave a statement against me in the other lawsuit. That’s bullsh*t. How you going to do that to somebody who helped you out?
“That’s why I said I would like to fight Bisping. He’s a f**king a**hole. I’ve never done anything wrong to him. You don’t do that to your teammates. He’s a cheap motherf***er because he doesn’t like to pay his manager when he owes him money. That doesn’t have anything to do with me. In order to help his case, he lies on me and gives some bulls**t statements. I’d fight him on the playground if I knew I wouldn’t go to jail.”
Bisping caught wind of Jackson’s rant and posted a screenshot of the entire quote on his Twitter feed. The chatty Brit didn’t follow it up with a response, but did answer a few fans who suggested he face Jackson in a catchweight contest since he’s a middleweight and Jackson is a light heavyweight.
“He’s so unprofessional he can’t even make 205, let alone a catch weight. I’ll fight him any weight he wants though,” Bisping stated. “Arguing with fools is pointless. Therefore I have no comment, apart from I wish him well with his endeavors. That said, he knows where to find me, and he has my number.”
Jackson is currently in a legal battle with Bellator MMA and parent company Viacom to get out of his contract. If he’s able to free himself from the deal he signed just two years ago, the former UFC light heavyweight champ will be back in the UFC.
Ain’t nothin’ like a good old fashioned grudge match, eh?