Rampage Out Of UFC 107 For A Team Movie, White Unimpressed

The Vancouver Sun has the story on this development:

Former Ultimate Fighting Championship world light heavyweight champion Quinton (Rampage) Jackson is in Vancouver to star as BA Baracus in an upcoming movie version of The A-Team.

Jackson has been removed from the UFC 107 card where he was set to face Sugar Rashad Evans in an Ultimate Fighter finale showdown, so he can appear in the film. He was spotted on Robson Street Friday afternoon, signing autographs for fans.

Rampage will take the role played by Mr T in the 80's TV series. The character of BA Baracus made Mr T famous, and his “I pity da fool” line became a pop culture landmark.

UFC President Dana White told reporters ahead of UFC 102 last week in Portland Oregon that he “hated” it when fighters decided to branch out into film careers.

“Guess what Rashad Evans is thinking about right now,” White said. “He’s thinking about beating your f**king ass. He’s not sitting around thinking about how him and his mom used to watch the f**king Love Boat together and he wants to get the role of Isaac the bartender.'”

Jackson will be in Vancouver shooting the film for the next six weeks.