Quinton “Rampage” Jackson had a good run with the UFC. Jackson had some laughs, he had some cries, but his time the UFC is done. Jackson failed to defeat Glover Teixeira at UFC on Fox 6; it was a painful loss to both Jackson and his fans. We were hoping Jackson would go out in style, with at least one more victory, but alas, that was the case. Plenty of MMA fans knew this would be Jackson’s last show as he would go on to pursue other ventures.
With Jackson’s departure, Dana White and the UFC have effectively cut off all ties with Jackson. Jackson and White had a less than stable relationship. The two men never really saw eye to eye. Now with Jackson out of the picture completely, White can put Jackson behind him. Here is how White viewed Jackson’s departure.
“The reality is, Rampage wasn’t very nice on his way out. He’s lost three fights in a row, which is no different than any other guy that loses three, four, or five in a row. The real situation here is, Rampage doesn’t want to be in business with us anymore.”
Jackson searching for greener pastures may be the best thing for everyone. Jackson’s career was on a steady decline. The last thing any veteran MMA fighter wants to do is to try and hold on to some small measure of a dying career. It didn’t do any favors for Chuck Liddell and Jackson was wise to retire when he did.