There aren’t many MMA fighters who are as entertaining as Quinton ‘Rampage’ Jackson. However, even though Jackson is quite entertaining, he still is a really scary fighter with sixteen knock-out victories to his credit. There are plenty of stories and legends about the former UFC light heavyweight champion’s backstage tantrums and antics. It often makes people wonder how he is as a person and how difficult it must be for someone to manage him. In a recent interview conducted by MMA Junkie radio, Tiki Ghosn, Jackson’s manager answers all such questions.
Tiki Ghosn is a former UFC fighter himself who competed in the welterweight division. He holds a MMA record of 10-7 and is one of the four fighters who were managed by Dana White before he became the UFC president. Ghosn is also a famous trainer, coach and training partner. He has trained or sparred with many notable fighters such as Michael Bisping, B.J. Penn, Quinton Jackson, Tito Ortiz, Jason Miller, etc.
The famous MMA Junkie radio’s panel recently got in touch with Ghosn on phone. He was asked about his popular client and what it is like to be his manager. Here’s what he had to say:
Obviously, he’s very happy with where he’s at in his fight career and what he’s making.
I was like, ‘Look man, I’ll help you, but if I’m going to do this, we’ve got to start from scratch, We’ve got to change the way you’ve done everything,’ and it’s been for the better. He’s doing great. He’s training again. He’s fighting again.
He’s got an extremely big heart, and he’s been taken advantage of by everyone that he’s ever worked with as far as management, He’s just kind of plagued with that bad luck with choosing the wrong people. He’s just a little too trusting.
One thing that I pride myself on is I never burn a bridge, and I’m not the kind of person that’s going to screw somebody over, It’s hard to trust somebody who’s never gotten in there and done it.