In an early morning email to his website members, now retired fighter Quinton Jackson responds to “The Ultimate Fighter” and how he is being portrayed.
I just wanted to blog about the T.U.F. show so people can get an understanding of where I’m coming from. They edited the show to make me look like I didn’t care about my team, but as you can clearly see I was coaching against a T.U.F. show champion (Rashad) and he came from the Ultimate Fighter so he knows how to play the camera and be fake..
The behind the scenes stuff from season 7 left a real bad taste in my mouth. I was already salty about it and that was the main reason I did not want to do season 10.
Jackson who is making his second appearance as a coach on the Spike TV reality show offered this response to those who question his coaching style.
The show is called the Ultimate Fighter, not the Ultimate Coach.
The blog post by the former champion addresses the seasons first two fights, and Jackson’s view of what actually happened. While during the weekly program it does not appear as if Jackson and his team are close, Jackson finished by saying the following.
Rashad is so full of himself, even though he just got knocked the hell out by Machida. It was the worst showing of his fight career. Now that he is a one and done champion he thinks that the show is about him. It was hard for me to do this show because I know how fake Rashad is and what kind of person he is. Most of the real fans can tell too, that’s why he gets booed all the time. I liked everyone on my team and I chose my team for a number of reasons. If I could do it over I would choose all the same guys, except next time I WILL choose the camera man. My team and I had great chemistry and we got along great. Rashad and his team didn’t even like each other. The only reason I’m blogging this is that I want everyone to know what’s really up. The show is for entertainment and it could be edited in many different ways, which doesn’t always tell the true story.
To read the full blog visit, Rampage-Jackson.com