Too Fat, Quinton Rampage Jackson Turned Down Fight For The Title


Mauricio Shogun Rua spilled the beans that Rampage was the UFC’s first choice to fight him, but he turned it down, opening the door for Jon Jones. Rampage takes to his own defense with an explanation,

“He shouldn’t even go and say [expletive] like that with him being a fighter. He saw me at the fight this weekend. Everybody saw how big I am …. so I gained a lot of weight. I’m a natural fighter. I don’t do any drugs, and I don’t know any high-performance drugs, so I have a natural body. My body gains weight when I don’t train and I don’t eat like I’m in camp.”

“I’m 250 pounds, and I would have to lose 45 pounds in, what, three or four weeks? The first time I fought ‘Shogun,’ I was injured going into that fight, and it’s haunted me all the way up to now. I always believed the second time I fight ‘Shogun’ that I’m going to be close to 100 percent as possible [Junkie]

Rua will face Jon Jones at UFC 128.


  1. hosan

    February 8, 2011 at 3:00 pm

    Ahhhhh… all makes sense now. Rampage turned down the fight, rashad is injured, and Lyoto is still down 2 losses.

    Bones wins and I could see it moving him up to #4-5 of the division, and bam title shot. Makes sense I guess. Still think it's a bit soon, but I by no means can find a reason to count him out of the fight.

    Do I think Rashad had a better chance? probably, yeah. If nothing else, for the experience factor. But jones all the fuckin way baby! 23 and going for the hardest title to hold? Absolutely.

  2. GG

    February 8, 2011 at 4:38 pm

    Sad hearing this being a rampage fan

  3. OX

    February 9, 2011 at 1:44 am

    I am a Rampage fan as well but shouldn't professional fighters keep themselves in shape? If you are training in MMA or BJJ as a hobby then, of course you can train and eat however you like, But if this is your profession, like a movie star, model, etc, then you have to be disciplined and stay in shape all the time. I am not saying that he should have been training all out this whole time but training enough to keep focused and sharp. I am disappointed that Rampage does not take this seriously.

    Jones has a great shot at beating Rua. Rua is a veteran but Jones has manhandled everyone so far and I could see him beating Rua. I would rather have a hungry Jines in the title shot even if he has not fought his way through Rampage, Evans, or Machida, than put this belt on hold.

  4. ironcjb82

    February 9, 2011 at 2:58 am

    This dude is a fucking moron. He wasn't in the greatest shape against Evans, no excuse, he lost. Now he is weighing way outta shape and missing a great oppurtinity. IMO if your a fighter in the ufc, you should not let yourself go to shit in your offseason. Rampage takes nothing serious, he plays an act of being dumber than he is, that's so stupid. His last fight was only a little over two months ago, wtf is he eating, pounds of donuts ?? pathetic..

  5. Hall

    February 9, 2011 at 5:53 am

    I am a Shogun fan, but Jones is lookin pretty damn good right now! Shogun better get his shit ready and bring his best.

  6. Ural Subby

    February 9, 2011 at 11:46 pm

    I agree with all the previous comments, but in my opinion we have never seen close to the best of Shogun. May be its the UFC regulations that keep him from using all his skills, but he seems flat since joining.

    I think Bones will be the Belt Holder for a long time to come. His coordination is amazing.

  7. Giddyup

    February 10, 2011 at 6:50 pm

    250 pounds??? Looks like Quiten's got some titties.

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