– At this weekend’s UFC 103 press conference, UFC president Dana White discussed his relationship with Rampage Jackson. Here are the highlights…
When will rampage be back?: “[Filming of ‘The A-Team’] was supposed to be done right around December,” White said. “Now [Jackson] is saying that they have makeup dates and stuff like that, so he couldn’t even fight in February.”
Have they made up?: “We kind of made up,” White said. “We’re going to figure it out. [Jackson] wants the Rashad fight. He’s in Vancouver doing this movie. It is what it is. Now we just have to figure out when. We’ll see what happens.”
On Rampage not fighting Rashad in December: “‘Rampage’ is an active fighter that took that spot on ‘The Ultimate Fighter,’ and he can say he did it for me or whatever, but there was a commitment there to fight at the end of the show,” White said. “He could have fought in that fight and went and did seven movies for all I care. He could have took four years off and did whatever he wanted to do. He was obligated to take that fight. We put him on the show. Rashad went on the show, and Rashad is sitting on the sidelines. It affected a lot of different things.”
On Hollywood agents: “Hollywood is a pain in my ass sometimes,” White said. “The reality is that you get these Hollywood agents that start talking all this smack about what these guys are going to get, and these Hollywood agents deliver about four percent of what they’re talking. They usually don’t deliver. They got [Jackson] thinking that they’re going to make this movie for nothing, and then the sequel he’ll make $20 million. I’ll pay [Jackson] nothing to fight Rashad, and then give him $20 million for the rematch.”
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