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Rampage Jackson

The UFC Treated Me

LIKE CRAP

1/30/2013 12:30 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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Rampage Jackson is picking a fight with the UFC ... claiming he'll NEVER fight for Dana White ever again because he feels the organization has treated him like a chump. But Dana says Rampage doesn't have a choice ... because the UFC doesn't WANT him back.

Rampage was leaving AV Nightclub in L.A. Monday night when we asked about reports that he was retiring from the sport ... in the wake of Saturday's loss to UFC fighter Glover Teixeira.

"I didn't retire from MMA, " Rampage said ... adding, "But as of now ... I've left the UFC."

He continued ... "The UFC didn't treat me right. I don't like the way I was treated there."

So what pissed him off? Rampage says he was screwed out of cash ... and he feels betrayed over a deal involving Rampage action figures.

Jackson says he's hungry to sign a new deal with a rival MMA company so he can forget the UFC for good -- but he's contractually obligated to wait a month after his last fight until he can sign a new deal.

We spoke to White -- who couldn't have been more direct ... saying, "Rampage didn't quit. He lost his last 3 fights and his contract is up. Do you see me beating his door down to get him back?"

White continued, "From 2007 to 2012, Rampage has made $15.2 million with the UFC. Ask him how much he made from the 'A-Team' when I let him go film it."

Dana also tells us Rampage and for that matter every UFC fighter featured in a pay-per-view event has the option to audit the UFC books and find out exactly how much cash the org. made on his fights -- but Rampage never took him up on the offer.

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KittyKittyKitty    

Yikes!

596 days ago
2.

Jacob    

Oh, yes Rampage. Go fight for another organization, taking your 3 fight losing streak with you. That'll show Dana. Only a matter of time now before all their fans leave to go watch you fight, shutting down the UFC forever.

Earth to Rampage: you're not a big draw anymore, more like the old wounded lion that the younger lions pick on, push around.

596 days ago
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Nostradamus    

His recent fight on Fox was bad. Rampage had a long and entertaining career, but he is a has-been.

596 days ago
4.

jase    

you let him film the A-Team, Hey Dana, slavery is over you don't let him do anything he doesn't need your permission.

596 days ago
5.

Jeff Becker    

Rampage better focus on his fighting. He was terrible in his last fight.

596 days ago
6.

eric     

Fighting like a chump means you get treated like a chump. Rampage hasn't been the same since he fried his brain on energy drinks and went crazy.

596 days ago
7.

ChuckA41    

I wish I could get $250,000 or better to get my ass kicked for 15 minutes. Nobody wants to see him fight anymore. He is washed up, and last Saturday showed it.

596 days ago
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Spicy mag    

I pity the fool that gets served by the UFC president.

596 days ago
9.

static    

He doesn't want it to be over, can't fault him fault him for that.

596 days ago
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kcmoviefan    

Where does White get off saying, 'Let him go film The "A" Team'? That comment just ticked me off!!

596 days ago
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Phishie from Philly    

Kick as.s in the MMA and Dana would be forced to take you back. Dana White doesn't seem like a fair person. Then again most business men aren't.
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Phishie from Philly

596 days ago
12.

Marissa     

It's funny how when MMA fighters lose their edge abs the UFC doesn't want them anymore they go around saying how bad UFC was to them

596 days ago
13.

John Betteroffer    

Seems like Ufc stood by Rampage through the thick and thin. Remember when he actually went on a rampage with his monster truck a few years back? Ufc stood by him, and all this pos has to say is ufc is a bad organization. GET OVER YOURSELF....your a hasbeen. Now those who cat fight.....TEACH.

596 days ago
14.

NikkiMarq    

Really, Dana treated him like crap? UFC took him back after his dumb *** evaded police, resisted arrest, drove recklessly, high speed, etc. etc. He is lucky they let him fight again!

596 days ago
15.

BarrysHypocrisy    

Everyone is tired of Rampage whining about how bad he had it in the UFC.

When he's gone, nobody will even notice.

596 days ago
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