MMA fighter Quinton Jackson announced his retirement from the UFC yesterday (September 23, 2009), claiming that he was being treated unfairly. Get the rest of the scoop here.
UFC President Dana White, 40, has a reputation for controversy with fighters as well as promotion competitors, so this recent confrontation doesn’t come as much of a shock. There are those who will even go as far as to say that he hasn’t always made the best decisions, while under the pressures of problems that the head of a company should know how to handle. Although, to be fair, without his unorthodox approach to managing, MMA fighting would have most likely never flourished at such a rapid pace.
Yesterday brought the dilemma of Quinton Jackson retiring, declaring that he’s finished with fighting. So what is a man with a nickname like Rampage to do when his mixed martial arts career is over? That’s simple, Hollywood of course.
Leaving the organization that launched his career; Rampage will try his hand at acting. Already having a role in the A-Team movie lined up, in which he will portray B.A. Baracus, probably made his decision to retire a lot easier. In fact, the dispute that brought on this mess stemmed from him accepting the movie role, which rendered him unavailable to face off against rival coach on “The Ultimate Fighter 10” Rashad Evans.
White commented on the situation. First he explained that Jackson is acting “like a baby,” but he is “a grown man,” and then he went on to say that:
“I hope the movie thing works out for him. If that’s what he truly wants to do and that’s what he think his career is, I wish him all the luck in the world.”
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