Quinton “Rampage” Jackson has never been one to mince words, and he isn’t scared to get into a verbal sparring session with the number-one trash talker in the UFC, Chael Sonnen.
Jackson took some shots at Sonnen during a recent interview, calling the “American Gangster” out on his UFC 136 post-fight comments.
“I think Chael should keep his word and leave the UFC because that’s what he said he was gonna do if he lost,” Jackson said. “He lost horribly. Bad! Chael sucks. He should go somewhere where people like his interviews, the way he talks [expletive] on everybody. I can’t stand that boy. [Expletive] Chael.”
Never short on words, Chael fired right back during a recent episode of “UFC Tonight.”
“Rampage has one fight left in the UFC and he isn’t fighting me,” Sonnen responded. “I give you that answer because I am sitting here wearing my fancy suit, with an ear piece on and I have been branded an analyst on the number one UFC show on TV today. … But if you had asked me outside, in my kingdom and I was wearing my sponsor’s shirt, I would have told him that he should stick to violating female reporters. He should stick to making box office disasters and driving the wrong way on the freeway ramped up on Mountain Dew, because he’s not on my level.”
Jackson is currently getting ready for his last fight in the UFC. The promotion didn’t do him any favors, matching him up against Brazilian newcomer Glover Teixeira, who has won his last 16 fights. The two will meet at UFC 153, set for Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Given the way things went down between the UFC and Jackson after his loss to Ryan Bader, he’ll probably never get to settle his differences with Sonnen inside the Octagon. The verbal sparring sessions leading up to a fight between the two would have been quite entertaining, and a motivated Rampage matches up well against Sonnen.
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