It’s been well over a decade since Quinton Jackson infamously destroyed THAT door on “The Ultimate Fighter,” and yet it’s still common to find that clip online today.
In 2009 during the filming of Season 10 of “The Ultimate Fighter,” on which Jackson served as coach opposite Rashad Evans, he showed everyone the real meaning of his nickname, “Rampage.”
“I was trying to leave because they cheated one of my fighters,” Jackson told Seconds Out on a look back at one of the most viral moments in “TUF” history. “I didn’t like the way they were treating my team, and so I was trying to leave the gym.
“That door did not deserve that, but I was trying to leave. I don’t know if you guys know this about me, but I didn’t name myself ‘Rampage.’ A lot of people think (because) I’m a fighter, I named myself ‘Rampage’ to be a fighter. That’s a nickname that was given to me when I was a little kid. I’m the nicest guy on the planet. I’m so nice because I have to stay nice. I have to laugh because I have the worst temper ever. If I lose my temper, it’s so embarrassing. I really hate it, and this is a true story. I have the worst temper on the planet.”
Jackson certainly gave proof to that.
After his fighter, Scott Junk, lost a majority decision to Evans team member Matt Mitrione, Jackson lost it. He threw a water bottle, and shortly after all hell broke loose.
“I knew as soon as I threw that water, let me get out of here, off camera, because I don’t know what I would do if I lose my temper,” Jackson said. “I don’t know what I’m going to do, what I’m going to say. I’m probably going to hurt somebody.
“I tried to open the door and there was a little ditch right there, and it bounced back, and I just said, ‘F*ck this door.’ That’s the most embarrassing TV moment of my life. Why’d I have to do that to the door? I headbutt the door. Why’d I have to do that?”
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‘Rampage’ Jackson looks back on ‘Ultimate Fighter’ coaching stint: ‘That door did not deserve that’