After a shocking retirement announcement made by former light heavyweight champion, Quinton “Rampage” Jackson yesterday, we don’t have to wait long for UFC President Dana White’s response.
In an interview with radio host Carmichael Dave this morning, White had this to say:
Rampage is a grown man. He’s acting like a baby right now, but he’s a grown man. If he wants to be in the movie business, Rampage, good luck to you, man. I hope he makes it big, and I’m not being sarcastic. … I hope the movie thing works out for him. If that’s what he truly wants to do, and that’s what he feels and that’s what he thinks his career is, I wish him all the luck in the world… [He] has been a friend of ours. We really like Rampage. I’m not going to get into the battle of who’s done what for who and all that stuff. We’ve done a lot for him and yes, he’s been there and fought. The guys who come in here, they’re fighters. That’s what they do. We give them fights and they fight. And they make money and we make money. That’s the way it works… I got so pissed off. I’m speaking my mind, he thinks I’m trying to ruin his movie career… He’s a grown man. He can do whatever he wants to do.
Although Rampage is not the first fighter to hang it up for acting, and certainly not the last, only time will tell if he ever steps into the octagon again.