Rampage Jackson: "Joe Silva Needs to Be Slapped in the Face"

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Quinton "Rampage" Jackson's UFC career might soon come to an end, as the former light heavyweight champion has been out-spoken on several subjects regarding his career and the organization.

In a recent interview with Bas Rutten of Inside MMA, Rampage gave his thoughts on continuing to fight for the UFC and UFC matchmaker Joe Silva's recent choice of opponents for him.

"I don't want to fight for the UFC anymore," Jackson said. "I think the fans don't understand. They think just 'cause I make a lot of money, and I should be happy that I got a nice house. I've always stated that I fight for money 'cause it's my career, but I think a lot of fans don't understand."

For the first time in his career, Jackson has lost two fights back-to-back. After being submitted by Jon Jones late last year, many fans questioned his motivation for fighting before he lost a unanimous decision to Ultimate Fighter winner Ryan Bader at UFC 144.

Jackson came into the fight injured and over-weight before being out-wrestled for the majority of the bout in front of a huge Japanese crowd. He even stated after the fight that he knew he was going to lose.

"The thing is the UFC knew I was injured, and they knew I felt sorry for them," Jackson said of his last fight. "I feel like if I would have pulled out, I don't think they would have done as well as they did, and plus I really love the Japanese fans."

"I didn't like the policy that they were giving me," Jackson continued. "I think Joe Silva needs to be slapped in the face, I'm sorry. If you got a fighter like me who likes to go out and fight, they are giving me wrestlers who are going to take me down and hump me. I'm sorry. They told me after my fight with Jon Jones, I was losing my appeal."

Dana White has stated that Rampage has one fight left on his contract, but it seems as if the fighter is looking to leave before that no matter who they match him up against next.

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