Rampage pleads for UFC exit

ESPN staff
March 20, 2012
Quinton Rampage Jackson feels he is best served by standing and fighting © Getty Images

Quinton Rampage Jackson has once again called on the UFC to release him from his contract.

Jackson is looking to secure a move to another organisation, claiming he feels undervalued by UFC, but he has one more fight remaining on his contract and the signs are suggesting he will be made to honour the agreement.

The light-heavyweight claims his decision is not motivated by money, with Jackson insisting he wants the chance to put on a show for the crowd.

"I wish I didn't have one more fight for the UFC," Jackson is quoted as saying in the Daily Star. "I'm trying to get out of it."

Jackson says he has been repeatedly matched up with wrestlers, which he claims denies him the chance to thrill the crowds.

He said: "I'm sorry, but if you've got a fighter like me who likes to go out and put on exciting fights, why are you going to keep giving me wrestlers who are going to take me down?

"I'm going to an organisation that gives me a little clout and the guys appreciate me for putting on a good show. I don't care if I make $500 again."

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