I know sum1 already posted far of Jensen's comments but I thought there was more info in his complete quote.
So some of these notes lead me to believe that this acting ordeal was not a surprise and unfortunately, may have hurt the chances of some of these other guys.
I kinda feel bad overall that Rampage's colorful character would be a bigger factor for a whole season than the quality of fighters they hope to get out of it.
| Darrill “Titties” Schoonover: |
I didn’t know that Demico’s coaches were out eating, while Demico was sitting down cold and wondering where his coaches were at. Not having anybody to wrap his hands. I don’t understand why one of his teammates did not step up and help him warm up and wrap his hands. It was very immature of the coaches to do that. You do not leave a fighter alone before his fight… I felt as if Rampage was more upset at the fact that he had another loss under his belt, but in reality, he should be more upset at himself for leaving his fighter alone. Demico did well considering his lack of experience. If anything, Demico should be upset at Rampage for being late. People don’t understand how something like that can affect a fighter’s mentally.
It’s hard to believe Rampage acted that way after the fight and didn’t want to give D a stool or even go in to the cage afterward. Well, I mean I guess I can, he left before my fight was even over. In fact now that I think about it, he wouldn’t even speak to me for a day or two after. I think Rashad did a very accurate job of describing the feelings after a loss and he was dead on. You do feel really low and I do think that a good coach will be there for you to help you through it. |
I consider Rampage among my friends and in general I think he’s a decent guy. But at this point, it was feeling to me like his heart really wasn’t into being a coach; almost like he was just waiting out the clock. Maybe that wasn’t the case, but it was definitely my perception.
Rampage’s heart is somewhere — maybe in acting — but at least from what we’ve seen so far it wasn’t in coaching season 10 of The Ultimate Fighter.
Let’s start of with the obvious, the coaches rallying around Kimbo after he lost. This is the first time any of Team Rampage’s coaches and even Quinton “Rampage” Jackson showed any concern for someone who lost. Rampage has Kimbo Slice’s [expletive] in his mouth and so does Tiki Ghosn. When Rampage told Tiki they would still focus on Kimbo just in case someone got hurt, it was clear to me that it was all about Kimbo and no one else on our team. |
The coaches decided to go to lunch after we had our practice. Okay, it was two hours before the fight. I mean, go grab a sub or some fast food but don’t go to a sitdown restaurant. It showed that they weren’t thinking about Demico or his fight…It just showed where Rampage’s head was.
Then after the fight, they just left Demico in the cage by himself…It was ridiculous and showed Rampage has basically given up on his team. The coaches went to have a meeting and came back to the locker room.
That’s when Rampage told Demico he gave up in the cage. You never say that to a fighter when his dream at being The Ultimate Fighter was just taken away. What kind of coaching style is that? Also the last thing Rampage said was that he had to go and read a part of the book he was carrying around for his acting class. I have an idea, why don’t you start acting like a [expletive] coach