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Quinton Jackson admits he made “rape” joke in hopes of being cut by the UFC

It certainly isn’t a secret Quinton Jackson wants out of the UFC for personal reasons. “Rampage” has been very vocal about his desire to test free agency over the past six months, citing a perceived lack of respect from his current employers as the source of his ire.

However, until this week Jackson had never openly admitted he attempted to inspire his axing by releasing a video making light of rape. In the clip, Jackson attempted to earn laughs by making an instructional on how to sexually assault women only to be attacked himself by a transvestite.

In an interview with MMAFighting, Jackson explained the segment was supposed to be part of a series with humor aimed at being comparable to material from Dave Chappelle, but when he saw Miguel Torres get cut for joking about the same subject matter he saw a potential opportunity to expedite his release and took it.

“I was trying to get kicked out of the UFC. I have to keep it real. I was trying,” said Jackson about his motivation for the video.

“They were smart. They knew it. They saw right through it,” the former light heavyweight champion continued, stating he regretted the decision to release it though only because “it didn’t do its job.”

Jackson was expected to fight this month at UFC 153 but is now on the shelf with an injury. He is scheduled to compete one more time under the UFC’s banner before being released from his contract.


  • Kamakosmo says:

    The UFC should just cut this guy. Whoever he meets for his last contacted fight will destroy him. So, why bother? He is no longer the draw he was, and most educated MMA/UFC fans know his last fight will be anything but spectacular. Sooo…..piece out.

  • Rece Rock says:

    If you haven’t seen the fairly new NYC interview with Helwani and Rampage walking around NY it’s a good video… a bit long but still worth the watch.

  • Angry Mike says:

    Put him in with Shogun or or somebody else who fought back in the day with Pride. Fun fight for the fans and nice way to go out.

  • AlphaOmega says:

    I’m still hoping they give him a strong wrestler who will lay on him for 3 rds as his final fight.

  • Brendhan Conlan says:

    So your desire to see Jackson lose is stronger than your desire to see a good fight?

  • THEGUNNER says:

    They should just put him on the prelim card.

  • hindsightufuk says:

    guess i’m the one of the few who still support Rampage

  • Lord Faust says:

    I wanted to see Rampage and Glover go to war, personally. The cleaner Rampage loses the less he’ll have to crab about when he’s gone.

    The guy’s whole demeanor has really rubbed me the wrong way, and I’d really started to like him after he defended his belt against Hendo.

  • qat says:

    Well, Rampage lives in his own little world and has some “different” viewpoints sometimes. Still, i think generally he has a good heart, and you gotta respect what he accomplished in the sport. Im not a big fan of him, but i think he gets bashed to much lately.

  • Angry Mike says:

    At least two of the guy’s problems are zero filter and zero impulse control. He’s his own worst enemy from time to time, but I’ve never thought of him as malicious. Because of that, I’ve always given him a little more slack.

  • THEGUNNER says:

    Why not just retire?maybe hes not educated enough to decide.

  • MickeyC says:

    Hes gona leave the ufc andgo pro wrestle in japan or some shit over there and make a ton of money.

  • AlphaOmega says:

    In regards to him fighting, yes Brendhan yes. But since that’s something I want to see very badly..wouldn’t that make it a good fight for me anyways?


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