Crazy Rampage Jackson stories?

I only met him once and it was just after he fought Sakuraba in Pride. So here’s the background.

I was at an mma event at Saddleback Community College in 2002. A friend of mine was fighting and the card had some good talent. Also notable was some kind of near riot between Ruas’ crew and Chris Brennan’s crew that had half of the people run outside to see something go down. But nothing happened. Rampage was owed money by his nephew or cousin, I forget which, and enlisted him to fight in order to pay him back. Rampage I think had the check made out to him afterwards. His relative got armbarred in 30 seconds if I remember correctly.

After the show we went to the after party which was at some bar. But neither me or my friend were 21 so we couldn’t get in. Enter Rampage. He was leaving and offered us a ride back to the hotel. Problem was, he didn’t know where it was, much less his way around Irvine or Lake Forest. He had used some of the money he got in Pride to buy an Expedition that used to belong to Tito Ortiz. It had the Team Punishment stickers on it. So we pile in, Rampage driving, his BJJ coach sitting up front, I believe it was Anderson Goncalves but I might be wrong. He had just had knee surgery. Also there’s 2 guys from Japan who both have video cameras and some Korean woman who spoke no English. Then us two guys hitching a ride.

First of all I’m not disparaging Rampage in any way, and I say this with nothing but the kindest feelings, but back then he drove like a maniac. I’m honestly surprised we aren’t dead, crippled, were pulled over, arrested or had any other kind of misfortune befall us besides getting lost. On the other side of that, had it been anyone else driving, this wouldn’t have been anywhere near as fun a story. Most of the time Rampage used to complain about all kinds of things and banter back and forth with Anderson. Complaining about Joe Moreira having such a hot girlfriend despite not being able to speak English was a riot. Just everything out of his mouth was funny. It was that and asking almost any woman he saw at a stoplight to flash him. We’re just rolling in laughter. Finally though somebody called him and told him where the hotel was. The two guys with cameras in the back caught about 70% of this before the batteries ran out. I guess they planned to release it on video at some point but never did as far as I knew. It was supposed to be called Rampage Unleashed.

So driving to the hotel i forget how this happened, but some guys had been following us and motioned for us to pull over and I’m like great we’re going to get into some big road rage fight or get shot. I think Anderson told me to go stand out in front of the license plate so they couldn’t write it down. But once these guys saw Rampage get out they were cool with it and got autographs from him. He wears the chain around too. That’s not an act.

Finally we get back to the hotel, and a lot more crazy stuff happened. Some of which I’m not sure the statute of limitations has run out on yet.

I’m sure anyone who has spent time around the mma world, especially back then has some even wilder story than that. I get the feeling this was pretty tame.


Nothing crazy… went to his meet and greet at the local mall. He was cool, saw him slap a few fans in line lol. Pretty much was a total sweetheart.


One time I hooked him up with a gallon of red bull and he went off for a drive. I didnt see him after that.


Had sushi with him in Irvine Taiko

I used to call him back in the early 00s playing video games. He gave out his cell # and told his fans to just call him lol.


One time he drove his truck really fast, hit a pregnant woman, and she had a miscarriage.


Lololol oh man…. Classic Rampage.

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One timehe bullied and sexually assaulted a reporter who didnt know how to react and was looking to her crew to step in. Then he did it again to another reporter. Classic Rampage!



Chad Johnson (Ocho Cinco) did the same thing. I talked with both for about 20 mins each back in 2005’ish. It was fun. Both very cool on the phone.

Rampage went over to the Tapout crew at WEC & they gave him a few pairs of girls Tapout panties.He went around for about 30 minutes wearing them on top of his head.I took a picture,but can’t get to it now.

Found an old thread that has the picture.


Its sad that black men such as Rampage, Black Beast, Krazy Horse, etc parade themselves around as clowns for the adulation of white fans. Meanwhile guys who take thenselves seriously like Woodley and Usman get no love. Guess they should wear panties on their head and talk about how sweaty their balls are to capture mainstream interest.


Usman might as well have panties on his head with the shit he wears in public.


I fought on that card. It was so strange… when we showed up, they informed us that we could fight, but we were not allowed to use closed fists at all. It was very strange bitchslapping someone while in a cage. Also strange was that my opponent, whose teacher sponsored the show used closed fists the whole fight. I’ve got pics somewhere of the end when his hand was raised and the ref and I looked at each other and cracked up. His hand was raised and his face looks battered and bruised up. I didn’t have a mark on me. I lost a decision after a relatively close fight that went to overtime. I absolutely won the overtime round and smashed his face. It was very strange. Rampage was a Judge, and so was Hendo, I believe. Overall, a very strange experience. Ahh…. The old days…


wow cool story bro, I like how it related to the topic.


I was there. Training with Ruas at the time. That was a weird show. There was some kind of a beef between a Ruas guys brother and Chris Brennan. That weird feud had been going for awhile. But we were basically all fiends by that point. But the thing your referring to is when a bunch of Huntington guys (punishment I think) arrived that had jumped our teammate at a restaurant a couple days prior.

And then after the event rampage play fought like 5 of us for like ten minutes out front in front of the whole crowd.

Those were the Wild West days of mma


Sure you were.

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Your why I don’t come here

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Who’s dressed Usman, Monty Brown?