Quinton Jackson Previously Won the Hearts of Japanese Fans
The Former UFC Lightweight Champion became a sports figure in Japan back in 2001 when he joined the Pride FC.
In that year, the organization that handled the Pride FC turned Jackson from a homeless guy to a neophyte wrestler.
He has faced a tough assignment on his first match. As a newbie in the sport, it was pretty much hard to go up against a more experienced wrestler such as Kazushi Sakuraba. Quinton went on to lose the match. But he won the hearts and admiration of the Japanese nation after making a gallant stand against Sakuraba.
Jackson then continued fighting and this time started to pile up important wins. He denied Alexander Otsuka in Battlarts promotion. After that, he swept Yuki Ishikawa in Pride 17.
He took Japan by storm as he showed his might against more experienced fighters in the league. jackson went on to win more matches against the likes of Masaaki Satake, Igor Vovchanchyn, Kevin Randleman and Mikhail Illoukhine.
By that time, he has already established a name in the sport as one of the deadliest wrestlers.
Then, he moved to the UFC and helped the sport became a worldwide phenomenon.
Toying the Japanese Fans
Aside from being a marquee name in the MMA world, Quinton is also known for his antics especially when dealing with fans.
In this video below, Jackson’s actions towards Japanese fans has earned him a major backlash.
As he met a number of Japanese fans, he instructed these people to repeat the words he said, only they were some English insults.
While the Japanese fans thought it was a positive phrase, they really did repeat what Jackson has said.
“I’m a faggot!”
It looks like the Rampage is not only good at fighting but also in trolling.
But whether he did this for fun, this was certainly not a good joke!