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Rampage Jackson

I Was Named After

a VIOLENT Video Game

9/25/2012 12:10 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0924_rampage_videoFor the first time ever -- that we can find -- Quinton "Rampage" Jackson has revealed how he got his legendary nickname ... and it all stems from a violent 8-bit gorilla. 

The former UFC champ says his cousin coined his famous moniker after playing the arcade classic from the '80s ... "Rampage."

For the uninitiated, Rampage featured a couple of smashaholic monsters pummeling their way through cities by plowing their fists through skyscrapers ... it was awesome.

And now you know.

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Nostradamus    

Yes, it was awesome! Have fond memories playing it in the arcade as a kid.

736 days ago
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manbearpig    

if you look around, you can find this game and many others out there. i once had mame and hundreds of other roms until my hard drive crashed. bummer.

736 days ago
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LK    

WHEN RAMPAGE WAS 1 OF THE COACH'S ON THAT UFC FIGHTING SHOW & HE TOLD THE OTHER COACH (CAN'T REM HIS NAME ) "U WANNA TREAT ME LIKE A SUCKER THAN COME LICK ON ME" LOL IT WAS 2 FUNNY !!!!

736 days ago
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david96706    

That game cost me many quarters in the arcade.

736 days ago
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awesomewave    

LOL, today's youngsters wouldn't even know about this game. I played Rampage on my HOME COMPUTER back in 1987.

736 days ago
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lbs    

One of the top 10 multiplayer games of all time...arcades will never be the same...

736 days ago
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The New Improved Sock Puppet    

Thanks for the clarification. I thought you should have been named for a body orifice. Azz_whole.

736 days ago
8.

Max    

Tempest, Hyperball, Gravitar or Robotron would have all been better. Rampage was a crapppy game.

736 days ago
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I am Spartacus    

What do you mean for the first time? If you know or follow Quinton he's said this in the past many times.

736 days ago
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Nicole    

It's funny, I never really thought of it as violent (maybe because of the graphics at the time.) It was a really fun game, cool that he's named after it!

736 days ago
11.

Carl    

That Nintendo version you are showing has noticeably worse graphics than the arcade version.

736 days ago

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