Popular light heavyweight Quinton Jackson caught the MMA community off-guard early last week when he not only said he was upset with the UFC but planned to exit the organization after his next fight inside the Octagon. Now, based on comments “Rampage” made last night on Twitter, he’s now looking to speed things up by seeking his outright release.
“I’m hoping the UFC just lets me go so I can do my thang,” Jackson wrote on the popular outlet. “They took my love of fighting after the Forrest fight!”
While Jackson didn’t elaborate on what was done in particular after his loss to Forrest Griffin more than three years ago, the 33-year old’s issue appears to be related to money based on some follow-up remarks he made to fans on Twitter.
“The UFC makes billions off us all over the world and pay us chump change,” Jackson exclaimed. “Boxers are boring but making buckets of money. THINK!”
Though paydays were not disclosed for UFC 144 when Jackson last fought he is reported to have earned a $250,000 base salary for his losing performance against Jon Jones this past September.
The UFC has not issued an official stance on Jackson’s gripes. However, Dana White has gone on record as saying he simply thinks “Rampage” is taking his decision defeat to Ryan Bader hard and lashing out as a result.
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