I have the question...
He looked horrible... Very, very slow... even by his standards... He didnt have his usual explosiveness...
What absolutely shocked me is how easily Glover got him down over and over again...
Rampage has never been taken down like that... Even with a blown knee he put up more of a resistance against Bader...
That is the only thing that impressed me about Glover. Either Rampage's wrestling was way off from his normal self or Glover has elite wrestling... I tend to go with the first option.
A built in rampage excuse. Who would of thought it.
He needs to evolve his MMA because he will have nothing else in a year or two. He's a horrible actor, he doesn't have what it takes to be a serious boxer, and even though people will watch all kinds of crap on TV I still think a reality show with him as the main attraction doesn't go far.
Originally Posted by roaddawg
My guess will be he'll need the money soon enough as well
Yeah I was thinking the same thing when he said that kind of shows that he's not thinking very clearly at all about his future.
Originally Posted by Fedorlei Gomipierre
Its not about what I think its about what he wants to do in his career as he pointed out hes looking at boxing. He is taking the same road that Kimbo Slice took.
Originally Posted by rob_bills
I came to grips with Jackson being done with MMA after his mentality changed when he lost to Griffin. He is done with MMA and there is simply no other way to put it.
Page can do well in boxing but his poor movement won't likely get him anywhere close to a title. Regardless boxing, movies, tv shows is what hes interested in now as pointed out in the link above.
If leaving MMA will lead to him being happy then I wish the man success with his future endeavors. Everytime I see him do an interview these days I feel like I am watching a Tupac interview. I can't help but feel somewhat empathetic.
His hands and head movement are some of the best in MMA, which is why Glover couldn't Finish him and had to step off the gas and go for takedowns. I think Rampage could do well in boxing, maybe not be a world champion, but who knows, the cruiser weight division in boxing might give him some good fights and a belt. He shouldn't go any higher than that though...because if he thinks he can hang with one of the K brothers.....he's in for a very depressing wake up call....
In my opinion this is the tale of a bad guy that is getting what he deserves, and it is his choices that are putting him in these situations. No matter how bad a celebrity is, everybody always says stuff like "hopefully he can get his act together", why?!?! There are plenty of good people in bad situations that they don't deserve, so why root for the super fortunate pieces of shit that ruin their own life?
For the record I feel this way about all the celebrities and athletes who have gotten away with murder, assault, sexual assault, ect.
It's really sad seeing Rampage's career self-destruct due to his own undoing and lack of drive... Quinton just wants to get paid, he's lost that loving feeling of stayin motivated to keep himself at the top of the fight game.
If Rampage actually wanted to remain relevant and not just acquire easy paydays, he would of sure as shit hooked up with a better team than Wolfslair, whom I feel doesnt FORCE him or push him to that next level.
They just keep his knife barely sharpened instead of upgrading him to a sword and evolving the warrior that he is...
This is my point exactly, no offense to you Hillbilly, but why is it sad? The guy has done plenty of awful things, and it is his fault that he is in the situation he is in. The stuff that has happened to Mike Swick is sad, the Rampage situation is deserved.
Originally Posted by HillbillyDeluxe
It's sad as in "what a waste" pisses me off honestly... People would kill for Quinton Jackson's opportunity's, yet he just jacks them off like it aint nothing.
Originally Posted by The Donosaur
I've done some dumb shit in my day. Heck, I just got out of Jail 2 weeks ago(I'm allergic to alcohol, I break out in handcuffs) so I usually dont pass judgement or look down on anyone unless it's some serious serious wrong-doing, but it really bothers me how PRIDE Rampage and the UFC version are just so different, its like he's a different person almost...
You are right tho man, its not really sad. Starving children is sad, I'm just shitty... wish I had half the talent to waste like that.
Donosaur, what has rampage done that was so bad? He flipped out and had that roid rage thing. Is there something else?
I think he is just getting older and the game is passing him by. Nothing wrong with that. He had an entertaining personality, and I have enjoyed his fights for the most part. Good luck to him in the future.