Quinton ‘Rampage’ Jackson appeared to take the news that Bellator President Bjorn Rebney was leaving badly yesterday, reacting with an instagram message in which he revealed that he was contemplating retiring from the sport.
“The 1st time Chuck and I fought was in Japan. Pride reps asked me 2 give him a good beating even tho I had 2 fights that night,” ‘Rampage’ wrote. “I lost my 2nd fight that night cause I did what they asked,and they stood up the fight with Wand to soon,in my opinion.. MMA hasn’t had my back they way I had it’s back. Time for me to think about retirement. Or fighting 4 myself..”
Many Bellator fighters responded positively to yesterday’s developments, but ‘Rampage’ had struck up a good relationship with Rebney during his time in the promotion, so he appeared to take it harder than most.
‘Rampage’s’ rival Muhammed ‘King Mo’ Lawal, who came out on the wrong end of a highly controversial decision loss in their headline fight on Bellator’s first ever PPV event last month, was less than impressed with his comments though and wasn’t shy in letting him know about it.
“so now u feel some typa way cuz your dick rider got fired and now u wanna retire!!!?” Lawal asked ‘Rampage’ on Twitter.
“Haha u mad cause I took yo number 1spot huh?” Rampage responded. “U can’t fight! It’s MMA not high school wrestling,u suck Mo,and u are boring. Shut up.”
‘King Mo’ was determined to have the last word on the matter though.
“U suck?! Thats what u said!? I kno this aint Quinton tweetin. I thought u was from Memphis!? Lol…damn u a square.”
Later that day, Scott Coker was confirmed as Bellator’s new President and he stated in his first press conference that he hoped ‘Rampage’ would continue to fight for the promotion and planned to talk with him to smooth over any problems there might be with the former UFC champion.