Without question, ‘Spygate‘ has been the biggest storyline heading into Saturday’s shootout between UFC light heavyweight champ Jon Jones and Quinton “Rampage” Jackson (Pictured). While Jones and his manager, Malki Kawa, have emphatically denied implanting a rat in Rampage’s camp to relay them pertinent information, the challenger has stuck to his guns and insisted there was something rotten in the state of Denmark – or in this case, Denver, Colorado.
During Friday morning’s edition of ESPN’s SportsCenter, Rampage finally exposed the name of the mole and revealed the alleged perpetrator is now standing in the unemployment line.
The dialog begins when Rampage responds to why he felt there was a spy in his camp:
Rampage: Because it’s true. I’ve had a couple of feelings and a guy tweeted me on Twitter and made my suspicions grow further. A couple of things happened, so I faked a injury. It got right back to Jon Jones’ manager and we just found out who the spy was. And he’s terminated. He’s no longer working right now. So we found out exactly who the spy was and it’s true.
Jones: So who’s the spy, Rampage?
Rampage: You know who the spy was.
Jones: Why don’t you tell the world who the spy was, Rampage?
Rampage: The only reason why I won’t tell the world who the guy is, is because the guy did work at MusclePharm, and the guys at MusclePharm found him and they fired him and I didn’t want to bring MusclePharm on top. But the guy did work there at the office at MusclePharm, but the owner of MusclePharm found the guy and fired him.
What’s his name, Anthony?
Anthony (Rampage’s trainer sitting off camera): Leonard is his name.
Rampage: His name is Leonard, and you know Leonard because you sent him K-Swiss shoes and stuff … He’s great friends with your manager.
Jones: I was sending him K-Swiss shoes? I have no clue who ‘Lennox’ is, Rampage. You need help, buddy.
Rampage: You sound guilty, homie.
Following the interview, Jones immediately tweeted, “Sucks some poor guy at musclepharm got fired over rampages paranoia.”
Rampage subsequently posted on his Twitter, “I just outed the spy on Sport Center,its come on top who he is but out of respect 2 #mucslepharm I won’t tweet his name,he’s done f*** em!”
Interestingly, TheFightingPost located a report from the United States Securities and Exchange Commission that read, “On September 16, 2011, Leonard K. Armenta resigned from his position as the Executive Vice President of MusclePharm Corporation, a Nevada corporation (the “Company”). His resignation was not the result of any disagreements with the Company on any matters relating to the Company’s operations, policies or practices.”
Jones and Rampage headline tomorrow night’s UFC 135 event inside the Pepsi Center in Denver, Colorado. The pay-per-view broadcast begins live at 9PM ET/6PM PT.