Former UFC light heavyweight champion Quinton “Rampage” Jackson recently released a video in which he responded to boxing veteran James Toney’s recent indictment that he is a “black redneck” and an Uncle Tom.
“James Toney, I heard you called me a ‘black redneck.’ That’s just repugnant, you know what I’m saying? That’s just really messed up,” said Jackson. “How’s your fat hillbilly ass gonna call me a ‘black redneck?’ Dude, your mouth is writing a check that your ass just can’t cash motherf***er. You’re barking up the wrong tree.”
Toney, who made his MMA debut last year in the UFC, owns a mixed martial arts record of 0-1, having succumbed to a first round submission in his debut against Randy “The Natural” Couture. He hogged the headlines while hunting down UFC president Dana White looking for a shot in the UFC and also during the build up to his fight with Couture; now, he is back in the news stirring up dust likely in hopes for another shot in–and another paycheck from–the UFC.
A mixed martial arts veteran, “Rampage” also took issue with Toney’s declaration that Detroit would not accept him when he fought there against Lyoto Machida this past November; warning Toney not to push him too far.
“I will whoop your ass so bad, you would be ashamed to go back to your hometown in Detroit, where I did sell [the arena] out–like you said people wouldn’t come see me fight in Detroit, in your hometown, your home city,” said Jackson. “I did that. … Keep running your mouth, you’re gonna piss me off, boy. I ain’t playing no games either, get out of my face ‘Phoney’ James Toney.”
Toney was released from his $500,000 per fight UFC contract following his loss to Couture, making a sanctioned bout between himself and Jackson virtually impossible.