From going on a rant about how he doesn't feel well paid by his employer, to saying UFC matchmaker Joe Silva should be shot in the face for matching him up with wrestlers and then saying he could care less if he's ever inducted in the promotions Hall of Fame, "Rampage" has not been shy when voicing his displeasure with the UFC.
After months of pleading, "Rampage" got what he asked for and will be released from his contract with the UFC after he competes one more time. However, it's not because he asked to be let out, his contract will simply expire and will not be renewed.
"Rampage loves us one minute and hates us the next. He loves this sport, hates it the next. Loves the media and hates it the next. I don't have that type of relationship with Rampage at all. I don't dislike or hate him. It's all good, it's up to him, it's his life. It's not one of these things where I'm like, 'Oh, God, Rampage, don't do this.' It's Rampage's life. If you decide you don't want to be here anymore, or don't want to fight anymore, we're not going to hold you down and keep you to it. Me and Rampage had this conversation and he said, 'If that's true, Cut me from my contract right now.' And I said, 'Dude, we've had your back every step of the way, we've honored every contract that we've ever had with you - honor yours.' He said, 'Fair enough, That's true. You're right. I will honor my contract."
When a proposed bout with Mauricio Rua fell through due to nagging knee injuries, Jackson was later paired up to face promotion sophomore Glover Teixeira at UFC 153 on Oct. 13, 2012 from the HSBC Arena in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
After all the verbal jabs Jackson launched at the UFC, it seems the two will amicably part ways after his final tangle in Rio. That is, of course, assuming Jackson doesn't have a change of heart.
Anyone see that happening?