Our TV Shows

Got a Tip?

Call TMZ at (888) 847-9869 or Click Here

Rampage Jackson

I Was Named After

a VIOLENT Video Game

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

For more sports stories, check out tmzsports.com!

Around The Web