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Rampage slams racism; tells Canada: "Let me in,dawg"


Looks like not everybody's jumping on the Rampage bandwagon.

In an interview with the Calgary Sun, newly crowned light heavyweight champion Quinton "Rampage" Jackson delivers a message to Prime Minister Stephen Harper:

"Let me in, dawg"

Rampage has been on Canada's banned list after being stopped by what he describes as a racist immigration official a few years back.

Jackson explains:

"One guy, I can tell he was racist, I won't lie to you, he was racist big time. I was with two other white dudes and he let all of them go and then he just chose me."

Rampage doesn't hide the fact that his record carries an assault conviction, but according to Jackson it's never kept him out of the country in the past.

"When I got in trouble in college, that was years ago, why you all hating on me, because I'm black?"

He also doesn't appreciate the extra effort involved with researching his background.

Jackson however, may just have the last laugh. He's been the most popular man in mixed martial arts since knocking out Chuck Liddell in the first round of UFC 71.

Imagine the public relations nightmare when the UFC finally brings a live event to Canada - and one of its champions is denied access.

Rampage would still like to fight in Canada when the time comes, even if the feeling isn't mutual.

But if the popularity of the UFC - and Rampage - continues to grow at this rapid pace, I don't see how they'll be able to keep him out.

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