While Jackson has competed all over the world in his long career, one group of people the fighter doesn’t like battling in front of are American MMA fans.
“I’ve fought a couple different places in the world,” Jackson at a Bellator MMA media luncheon. “I love America, I’m American, but I have to say that American fans are the worst. I have to say it. They can get mad at me. I said it, and it’s something they can work on.”
Besides the United States, other places that Rampage has competed at in his MMA career include Canada, Japan and the United Kingdom.
Rampage also claims that fair weather fans and the advent of social media have raised his ire in recent years.
“In America, you’ve got a lot of fair-weather fans, who be cheering for you hard and as soon as you lose a fight, you’re a bum and then they come at you on social media and they give you a lot of slack,” says Rampage.
Bellator 192 takes place on Saturday, January 20 from The Forum in Inglewood, California with Douglas Lima and Rory MacDonald headlining. Fightful is providing live coverage of the event, which airs live on the Paramount Network.