And "Rampage" isn't happy about it.
During last Wednesday's edition of UFC Tonight, hosts Kenny Florian and Chael Sonnen put the mixed martial arts (MMA) promoter on the spot with a game of word association, and when Jackson's name came up, White was less than complimentary.
MMA Fighting has the transcription:
"Rampage Jackson wanted to leave the UFC. We let him leave the UFC. We did a lot of things for that guy -- a lot of things -- personal and professional. Now he just goes out and cries about everything. The world is against Rampage Jackson. He's supposed to be one of the toughest guys in the world, and all he does is cry about everything."
Not surprisingly, "Rampage" was unhappy to hear his name being bandied about by his ex-boss.
@danawhite if I was u I would keep my name out of your mouth. If people ask u a question about me n a interview it's best 2 say no comment— Quinton Jackson (@Rampage4real) September 12, 2013
Dana White? No comment? As if!
Jackson (32-11) is now competing for Bellator MMA after landing a big-time television deal with Spike TV and Viacom. He's also making sporadic appearances for TNA Impact! Wrestling alongside Tito Ortiz, who will fight "Rampage" in the promotion's first-ever pay-per-view (PPV) event this November (details).
And you can bet White will have plenty (more) to say about that.