It certainly isn’t a secret Quinton Jackson wants out of the UFC for personal reasons. “Rampage” has been very vocal about his desire to test free agency over the past six months, citing a perceived lack of respect from his current employers as the source of his ire.
However, until this week Jackson had never openly admitted he attempted to inspire his axing by releasing a video making light of rape. In the clip, Jackson attempted to earn laughs by making an instructional on how to sexually assault women only to be attacked himself by a transvestite.
In an interview with MMAFighting, Jackson explained the segment was supposed to be part of a series with humor aimed at being comparable to material from Dave Chappelle, but when he saw Miguel Torres get cut for joking about the same subject matter he saw a potential opportunity to expedite his release and took it.
“I was trying to get kicked out of the UFC. I have to keep it real. I was trying,” said Jackson about his motivation for the video.
“They were smart. They knew it. They saw right through it,” the former light heavyweight champion continued, stating he regretted the decision to release it though only because “it didn’t do its job.”
Jackson was expected to fight this month at UFC 153 but is now on the shelf with an injury. He is scheduled to compete one more time under the UFC’s banner before being released from his contract.
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