Rampage Says He'll Leave MMA When Movies Pay Him More Money
Quinton Jackson scored his first big movie role when he had a major role in the motion picture adaptation of The A-Team and with that, decided that when can make more money in the film industry, he_ll leave MMA.
The former Light Heavyweight Champ talked to FiveKnuckles.com about his future:
"Honestly, I_ve been known for keeping it real and I have to keep it real," Jackson said. "As soon as movies start paying me more than I make to fight, I_m gone. It don_t hurt to make movies. It don_t hurt that bad. Everyday I train. Everyday I_m like, _Man, I can_t wait until I get another big movie._"
When asked if movies were his future, Jackson didn_t shy around the question.
"Hell yeah, you can_t fight forever," Jackson said. "I don_t have the type of blood Randy Couture has. I give it up to him. I take my hate off to that guy, but I_m not that guy. I don_t plan on fighting until I_m 40. And I_m not Chuck Liddell. I_m not coming to work inside the UFC office when I retire. That_s not me. I_m an entertainer, I like making people laugh. I like doing movies, action moves and stuff like that. I might even try to be a comedian one day, who knows?
"I wanna keep going after I get done fighting. Some fans are kinda selfish, they don_t understand I got four kids that gotta be put through college and everything. MMA don_t have an MMA pension. They don_t pay you once you retire. I got bills, I gotta keep going."