Earlier this week Quinton ‘Rampage’ Jackson wrote on Twitter that he would have one last fight in the UFC and then quit the organization, but yesterday he decided to go one step further and declared his desire to be released from his contract ASAP.
“Well I’m hoping the @ufc just let me go so I can do my thang, they took my love of fighting after the Forest fight! #bloodtypeBpositive,” Rampage told his fans on the popular social networking site. “I can fight better fights n a diff show!”
I don’t really see where he’s coming from with this. The reality is that he didn’t fight well against Forrest Griffin which lead to him losing the title on that night back in July of 2008. Just days after that he then went off the rails, ending up in a car chase with cops in California.
Let’s not forget that it was Dana White who was the first on the scene to get him bailed out of jail so it’s hard to see why he’s attempting to pin the blame on the UFC here when he seems to have been his own worst enemy.
These unpredictable mood swings have become part and parcel of his character since that time and lead to him threatening to quit the promotion back in 2009 in order to film ‘The A-Team’ movie, and now a couple of years later here we are again.
Back then ‘Rampage’ was still a valuable commodity to the promotion, but now he’s getting to the stage where he may be more trouble than he’s worth given his lackluster performances in the Octagon.
I’d still like him to see out his last fight with the UFC with a rematch against either Mauricio ‘Shogun’ Rua or Forrest Griffin, but after that it’s time to call it a day and move on.