MMA legend Quinton 'Rampage' Jackson discusses what's missing from the UFC: "Individuality"

Quinton 'Rampage' Jackson explained what the UFC is lacking [Image courtesy: Chris Van Vliet - YouTube, Getty Images]

Quinton 'Rampage' Jackson recently discussed what he believes is missing from the UFC and what would draw more fans towards the fighters. He noted the promotion had made several obvious changes since he competed, which has made it more difficult for fighters to stand out.

When the former UFC light heavyweight champion was actively competing, there were more opportunities for fighters to get their own sponsorships and showcase their creativity. 'Rampage' benefited as he became a star and household name during his tenure with the promotion, which led to a major film role in the 2010 film 'The A-Team'.

During his appearance on INSIGHT with Chris Van Vliet, the MMA legend was asked what he believes is currently missing from the UFC. Jackson mentioned that the ability for fighters to secure their own sponsors and have freedom with their attire is one of the major voids in the current landscape. He said:

"What's missing is individuality...Everybody's wearing the same fu**ing shorts and doing all this sh*t...I think that's bad. You remember Tito's [Ortiz] flame shorts?...And 'Iceman' [Chuck Liddell] had the icicles on his shorts and sh*t like that...And I think [being character driven is] very important for the fans." [1:10:28 - 1:11:13]

Check out the full interview with Quinton 'Rampage' Jackson below:


Quinton 'Rampage' Jackson heaps praise on UFL founder Harrison Rogers

The UFC have been criticized for not providing additional incentives to fighters and Quinton 'Rampage' Jackson recently heaped praise on Harrison Rogers, who is doing so with the UFL.

The UFL founder provides health benefits to the fighters, which is a stark contrast to other promotions. During the aforementioned interview, Jackson praised Rogers for his efforts and expressed a great deal of respect for him. He said:

"I couldn't believe it [hadn't been done before] and he's [Rogers] just putting the fighters first. He was a fighter and I didn't even know that at first but he was training to be a fighter. I think he done like two MMA amateur fights...I'm glad she [his wife] did [tell him not to be a fighter]. That was a good decision because think about it, he turned to a business man." [6:20 - 6:46]

Check out a photo of Quinton 'Rampage' Jackson and Harrison Rogers below:

Jackson and Rogers at a UFC watch party [Image courtesy: @HarrisonJRogers - X]
Jackson and Rogers at a UFC watch party [Image courtesy: @HarrisonJRogers - X]

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Edited by Tejas Rathi
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