Rampage Jackson Rapping After UFC 144 Loss in Tokyo

Matt Juul@@MattchidaMMAContributor IIIMarch 12, 2012

In the wake of Rampage Jackson's recent request to be released by the UFC, the former light-heavyweight champion seems to have found a new career—as a rapper.

Following in the footsteps of Shaquille O'Neal and Bob Sapp, Rampage looks to become the next athlete turned mediocre music star as he awaits the release of his not so highly anticipated first album entitled "A.L.F.A. (Appreciate Large Female Asses)."  In the video above, Rampage gives the Japanese fans a taste of what's to come.

"I’m in a studio—you know I make music as a hobby—I am in the studio right now with my friend who produced all my tracks," Rampage told Fighters Only magazine.  "We made a big hit actually, people will be really surprised when I release this because I have been making music for like six or seven years but never released anything.  Now I am finally comfortable to actually release something."

Surprisingly, this is not the first time Rampage has attempted to make a record.

"A lot of American fans won’t know that I nearly had a record deal with Pride," Rampage said, "the company that ran Pride was called DreamStage and they did fights, movies and music...It’s my life and my career and I want to have fun and entertain people."

According to CagePatato.com, Rampage's first single off his debut album will be called "Doggy Style" and will feature a non-singing, cameo appearance by Arianny Celeste. 

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