‘Rampage’ Jackson regrets starting MMA

Discussion in 'Cageside - MMA Discussion' started by Wild, Mar 26, 2017.

  1. Wild

    Wild TMMAC's Most Handsome Admin
    Admin

    Joined:
    Dec 31, 2014
    Messages:
    53,626
    Ratings:
    +108,186
    [​IMG]

    Now living more than 1,500 miles away from most of his family, Quinton Jackson had to give up being close with them for mixed martial arts. And that’s something he ultimately regrets, despite the fame that has come along with prize fighting.

    Quinton Jackson has gone very far in the sport of mixed martial arts. He has won the UFC light heavyweight championship, is known for his outgoing personality and the “Rampage” slam, and is ultimately a star who will be remembered. But perhaps to some surprise, Jackson’s biggest regret is becoming a prize fighter in the first place.

    “I would have to honestly say that my biggest regret is even starting this sport,” Jackson told ESPN. “I think I would’ve lived a different life if I would have stayed home in Memphis and worked at the family…


    ‘Rampage’ regrets starting MMA: ‘I feel like I lost my family’
     
    #1 Wild, Mar 26, 2017
    Last edited: Mar 26, 2017
    • Like Like x 2
    • Informative Informative x 2
  2. NHBStriker

    NHBStriker Active Member

    Joined:
    Sep 5, 2015
    Messages:
    860
    Ratings:
    +1,754
    The schizo is strong with this one. Family man Rampage Jackson. Yeah, right.

    On an almost unrelated and completely name-dropping note, a long time back when Jackson was new to MMA, a coach of mine tried to set up a fight between him and I. This was back in the day when Jackson was throwing people on their heads just to show he could do it. I had almost zero wresting ability, and overall not a lot of fighting experience. It would have been a Travis Fulton vs. Jeremy Bullock situation. The promotor said no. Thank you promoter!
     
    • Like Like x 3
    • Funny Funny x 2
    • Agree Agree x 1
  3. Nigel

    Nigel Jumbo shrimp

    Joined:
    Apr 18, 2015
    Messages:
    8,527
    Ratings:
    +17,154
    I think about 70% of fighters feel this way if not more.
     
    • Winner Winner x 1
  4. Hong Kong Schlong2

    Hong Kong Schlong2 Kong Phoo Phighting

    Joined:
    Feb 12, 2015
    Messages:
    3,261
    Ratings:
    +3,305
    i saw him live as a kid at KOTC
     
    • Like Like x 1
  5. ENOCK

    ENOCK Underneath Denver International Airport

    Joined:
    Jun 19, 2016
    Messages:
    5,321
    Ratings:
    +10,064
    Looking back now I'm sure he does feel that way, but to be real ...had he not found fighting and became such a talented fighter he most likely would have found trouble in that Memphis area and could have easily wound up in jail or even lost his life hanging out in the slums playing the street game.






    IMO ...Rampage may not realize it or appreciate it, but the fight game has been a blessing in disguise.
     
    • Agree Agree x 3
  6. lordofthepies

    lordofthepies Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Dec 1, 2015
    Messages:
    3,560
    Ratings:
    +6,686
    I know exactly how Rampage feels.

    I used to spend so much of my time sexually harassing women and killing fetuses that I never stopped to think about spending more time with my 2nd cousin. Luckily Jesus approached me in the parking lot behind a Dairy Queen and told me that I could have more, if I would just agree to whine about absolutely everything until the end of my days.
     
    • Funny Funny x 3
    • Winner Winner x 1
    • Informative Informative x 1
    • Optimistic Optimistic x 1
  7. NHBStriker

    NHBStriker Active Member

    Joined:
    Sep 5, 2015
    Messages:
    860
    Ratings:
    +1,754
    Hahahahaha!!!
     
  8. Papi Chingon

    Papi Chingon Posting Machine

    Joined:
    Oct 19, 2015
    Messages:
    13,169
    Ratings:
    +20,183
    The Fulton vs bullock fight was epic. Maybe not so much the fight, but the pre-fight antics by bullock. So amped to be in there and about to show the world what a badass he and his tma was. Screaming, doing nifty kicks, flexing his lats...it was awesome. Even better was I knew a guy that looked just like him, and he would do the lat flexing when he got drunk. He was skinny as shit and a total pussy, but after a few drinks and a little motivation he was ready to start a fight (usually with a chick lol).
     
    • Like Like x 1
    • Funny Funny x 1
  9. Outlaw Shit

    Outlaw Shit Positive Energy
    First 100

    Joined:
    Jan 17, 2015
    Messages:
    26,775
    Ratings:
    +33,222
    socks
     
    • Like Like x 1
  10. NHBStriker

    NHBStriker Active Member

    Joined:
    Sep 5, 2015
    Messages:
    860
    Ratings:
    +1,754
    This man knows.
     
  11. Schlong2

    Schlong2 Prince Phillip is a sloppy bitch
    First 100

    Joined:
    Jan 16, 2015
    Messages:
    1,990
    Ratings:
    +18,880
    I do too

    He never shuts the fuck up moaning about stuff
     
    • Agree Agree x 1
  12. Leigh

    Leigh Professional Fighter
    Moderator Pro Fighter

    Joined:
    Jan 26, 2015
    Messages:
    9,552
    Ratings:
    +20,043
    Nothing at all against construction workers but he's out of his mind. He's made WAY more than he ever would if he stayed in Memphis and for much less effort. I think he forgets or underestimates how much of a grind a manual job is.
     
    • Agree Agree x 4
  13. jason73

    jason73 jon snow is a pussy
    First 100

    Joined:
    Jan 15, 2015
    Messages:
    34,826
    Ratings:
    +75,055
    If it wasn't for mma rampage would have been a rocket scientist
     
    • Agree Agree x 1
    • Funny Funny x 1
  14. Tiiimmmaaayyy

    Tiiimmmaaayyy First 100 ish

    Joined:
    Jan 19, 2015
    Messages:
    5,173
    Ratings:
    +7,409
    Everyone has regrets when they get older. I missed out on WAY to many important family milestones that can never be duplicated. The difference is Rampage made millions doing what he loves and should be able to comfortably retire at 40. I will still be working when I'm 70 (if I live that long) and probably won't have shit to leave behind for my kids. He has lived like a rockstar and should still have many years to make up for lost time with family.
     
    • Agree Agree x 1
  15. Ryann Von Doom

    Ryann Von Doom The Man

    Joined:
    Jan 28, 2015
    Messages:
    5,833
    Ratings:
    +7,158
    MANY fighters have that same sentiment.. Cannot fault Rampage for having or expressing it.
     
    • Agree Agree x 1
  16. Nigel

    Nigel Jumbo shrimp

    Joined:
    Apr 18, 2015
    Messages:
    8,527
    Ratings:
    +17,154
    This. And to those saying Rampage made millions, do you really think he'd be trying to set up a rematch with King Mo if he still had any of it? Quinton is probably close to bankruptcy if not already in it. Do people really believe fighters his age come back to test themselves? Wut?
     
  17. Dat Pre-HollyHolm Ronda $

    Dat Pre-HollyHolm Ronda $ Posting Machine

    Joined:
    Nov 21, 2015
    Messages:
    6,848
    Ratings:
    +9,874

    THIS!

    Sick and tired of fighters that "Made it" bitching and whining man. And I am truly the biggest
    Rampage nuthugger you'll ever meet! Next to maybe Honda I don't back any fighters
    as much as I swing from Rampage nuts... But this is garbage dude.

    No ones life choices are "perfect." 20/20 Hindsight is just that... "HINDSIGHT"

    The measuring stick is... Is your life better or worse after MMA?

    Pages is obviously hella better. Period
     
    • Agree Agree x 1
  18. teamquestnorth

    teamquestnorth Lindland never cheated

    Joined:
    Jan 27, 2015
    Messages:
    15,428
    Ratings:
    +31,980
    Hes made millions.

    More than enough money to visit his family numerous times throughout the year.

    Instead he decides to stay in California and play video games 24\7
     
    • Agree Agree x 1
  19. Wild

    Wild TMMAC's Most Handsome Admin
    Admin

    Joined:
    Dec 31, 2014
    Messages:
    53,626
    Ratings:
    +108,186
    Dude lives on Twitch. Sorry but I got no sympathy.
     
Draft saved Draft deleted