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Rampage Jackson Says PRIDE Treated Fighters Pretty Bad

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I know Rampage Jackson has aired some of the things that happened to him in the PRIDE organization in the past.  However, in a recent photo-shoot with Fighters Only, Jackson aired A LOT of stuff that I don't recall reading before.  Here's an excerpt about how PRIDE failed to promote him and wanted him to fight on 2 weeks notice all the time:

A lot of things man. I don’t know what their problem was but they wouldn’t promote me at all, they cheated me out of money from dolls and t-shirts, not paying me… when my contract was up and we were negotiating and I wanted more money and they were telling me ‘oh but you’re a nobody’. This was after I had fought in the Grand Prix and beat Igor Vovchanchyn. Even after I went to that K-1 fight and represented them in K-1, they were mad I won that K-1 fight! Just stuff like that.

The old president was really cool but he said if I wanted to get on the talk show they had in America, he said ‘you’ve got to kiss the American [Pride] president’s ass’. I don’t kiss ass. Go ahead, I don’t need to do your show. And I think at the time I was one of the most popular American fighters that they had there. So they put some Japanese guy on the talk show - and he didn’t speak English! I was like ’Y’all some idiots’.

FO: Is it true fighters would get two or three weeks notice for even the biggest fights?

Igor Vovchanchyn., I got two weeks notice. Ninja, two weeks notice. It was bad. The tournaments were fixed. They said they drew numbers from a hat.. Pfft. It was all set up for Wanderlei to win. It was really bad. Even in some fights they would stand you up when you were winning, different stuff like that.

You can read the entire thing here.  He goes on to talk about how PRIDE made fighters take themselves to the hospital after they fought and got hurt, why they didn't want to put him in their video game, and much more.  Ironically, he speaks favorably in regards to how the UFC takes care of its fighters when they get hurt.  He says he appreciates the way the UFC handles that part of the business.