Dana White shares his thoughts on Rampage Jackson ditching UFC 107 for a movie

Dana White Hates Rampage On The A-Team 'With A F*cking Passion'

9/9/09 in MMA   |   joshsanchez   |   57 respect

Rampage Jackson first turned down his title shot with Lyoto Machida to appear as a coach on The Ultimate Fighter 10: Heavyweights against his rival Rashad Evans. It is now widely being reported that Rampage has decided to pull out of that fight to do his best Mr. T impersonation as B.A. Baracus in a film remake of "The A-Team."

UFC commissioner Dana White has never been one to bite his tongue and he has sounded off on Rampage being in the film.

"I hate it with a [expletive] passion," White said when asked about UFC fighters who take movie roles. "'You're a fighter; you're not a movie star.' It's so [expletive] funny because fighters want to be movie stars, and movie stars want to act like they're fighters. 'Get a [expletive] grip. You're a fighter, and you're a [expletive] movie star. Alright?'"

'Guess what Rashad Evans is thinking about right now,'" White said he plans to tell Jackson. "'He's thinking about beating your [expletive] ass. He's not sitting around thinking about how him and his mom used to watch the [expletive] 'Love Boat' together and (how) he wants to get the role of Isaac the bartender."

"'Get a [expletive] grip, dude. You're going to make a lot of money. You ain't going to make a lot of money playing B.A. Baracus on 'The A-Team.' Jesus Christ. This [expletive] drives me [expletive] nuts.' So yeah, I'm not a big fan of fighters doing movies. When your career is over, if you turn into a movie star, that's awesome."

So it is very clear that Dana White is not happy with Rampage deciding on the movie. I am not a fan of the move either. Rampage has said that he wants his belt back. I think it is time to put your money where your mouth is and step in the cage against Rashad. Rampage spent a season hyping up a fight with Rashad only to go for Hollywood? Unacceptable.

What makes matters worse is that Rampage has publicly made fun of Forrest Griffin on his Twitter page after Griffin's loss to Anderson Silva. At least Griffin is in the cage fighting against the best. He isn't sitting around reading through straight-to-DVD caliber movie scripts. If Rampage is okay with not getting his belt back, just admit it. Stop coming up with outs.
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12/6/09   |   emeraldleo72   |   35 respect

I agree on both sides, as Dana being the president of UFC  he expects his asset tobring the money in when its time for Quenton to do his job(fight), but outside of work wich is his training and fight night, is his time, he's not in jail or on house arrest so whats the issue with doing the A-Team remake? With the bitching and complaing causes unnecessary arguments and issues that lead to firing or quiting. Which is the most assnine reason to end someones career from either side. As long as he would honor his contract and be at the fight i would say hey congrats on the movie part have fun but dont forget your day job, stay in touch to see where his minds at with the fight on ocassion, If he feel he can handle both go for it if not ask him to reconsider, because Jackson was commited to the fight once he became coach for this UFC segment. So on that note he was bogus for backing out, but from the reputable mr. white he probably snapped on Rampage and then everything escalated from there. But in the end it all comes down to what the boss has to say like it or not, agree or not, he signs your checks.

12/5/09   |   murphyiv   |   631 respect

Dana stands to make alot of money off this fight. That is the only reason he's b****ing. It's not like Dana cares if he wins or looses. If it's my life, I do what the freck I want. PERIOD.

9/10/09   |   BluDevil   |   618 respect

I love the love boat comment, that's expletive deleted funny!

But seriously, Dana can't hate rampage being BA more than I can. I loved the A Team, was really looking forward to the movie and now I'll never see it. There is no way rampage can make a decent actor. No way.

9/9/09   |   hapkido_warrior   |   272 respect

hes got a right to be pissed off and if sports reporters come to him about it why shouldnt he comment? its his style thats made the sport so popular today
and to fremontguy26, dont be so sure remember tito ortiz incident and not only that its not about fighting rampage its about managing these fighters and getting the sport out there
if he was good enough to get in the cage and beat rampage he would probably be doing that rather then managing

9/9/09   |   rhenshaw1

Rampage was'nt on the A-Team, MR. T was!

9/9/09   |   SUR3N0

yea chuck

9/9/09   |   fremontguy26   |   24 respect

bet dana wont get in the cage wit rampage, he can talk all he wants but if he wants to act let him act stop tryin to get face time for urself Dana

9/9/09   |   lleedubb   |   32 respect

I don't know, but something in my gut tells me that  Dana White juuuust MIGHT be against  this decision by Rampage!!!! 

9/9/09   |   RaiderNation357   |   5 respect

Jizmaglobin wrote:
 Dana has a point. If you want to be a fighter then be a fighter. If you want to try acting do it after you're finished fighting cause obviously you can't do both.

Dana White sounds worse than the Vince McMahon with all moaning and complaining.  Shut up, put a clause in their contract that prevents this type of stuff and lets get back to fighting.  Dana White is the UFC version of Mark Cuban...always got something to say to a camera or reporter.

9/9/09   |   Jizmaglobin   |   540 respect

 Dana has a point. If you want to be a fighter then be a fighter. If you want to try acting do it after you're finished fighting cause obviously you can't do both.