By David King,

Quinton "Rampage" Jackson has had a lot to say about the UFC lately, but it seems like the former light-heavyweight champion is having some second thoughts about his recent comments.

"To be honest, my manager told me I need to learn to keep my mouth shut," Jackson said in an interview with the 'Savage Dog Show'. "He actually told me that this morning. I can say this … it all boils down to this: The UFC is promoting the UFC. They're looking out for themselves. I feel like they promote their brand more than they promote the fighters. … I just feel like the UFC knows when I'm injured, but at the same time, when I don't pull out of a fight and I still fight, I think they should basically more than thank me."

Jackson's manager certainly has a point, considering the fact Jackson's post UFC 144 temper tantrum hasn't exactly gone well with UFC officials and fans alike.

After failing to make weight for his UFC 144 bout with Ryan Bader, Jackson put on pretty dull performance at the Saitama Super Arena. While I do believe Jackson's claim that an injury prevented him from getting his roadwork in, he certainly didn't look like a championship level fighter against Bader. And he simply isn't in a position to be demanding things from the UFC.

Jackson's decision to start a battle with the UFC is a little puzzling, and there is no question serious damage has been done to the relationship between the two parties. Given the way things have gone down, Jackson's next scheduled fight against Mauricio Rua will probably be his last appearance inside the Octagon.

When 100 percent focused, "Rampage" still has a lot of fight left in him. However, he has become very inconsistent over the years, making it very hard to side with him in this saga.

David is a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and boxing practitioner that has watched and studied MMA for the past 7 years. Follow him on twitter @davidkingwriter and check out his blog.

Sources:

Sherdog.com, "Quinton 'Rampage' Jackson: Rocky Relationship with UFC 'My Fault'"

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