Women's advocacy groups are protesting Quinton 'Rampage' Jackson's last f!ght due to a 'how to' r*pe video that recently resurfaced in which Jackson starred in.
The video, titled 'Rampage Jackson - How To Pick Up A Gurl - Fast' was shot last April, but reappeared on Youtube recently. Jackson makes light of s3xual a.ssault in the video by attempting at what looks like a spoof how-to video on how to r*pe a woman in a parking garage. Not classy.
The letter from the advocacy groups, representing Chicago women, local groups and national organizations, is being sent to the UFC, FOX execs and UFC sponsors, "demanding the cage f!ghting franchise and television network immediately drop" Jackson from his Saturday night f!ght against Glover Teixeira.
Via The Chicago Tribune: "Sharmili Majmudar, executive director of r*pe Victim Advocates in Chicago, said she and other activists came out with a letter of opposition Thursday because Quinton "Rampage" Jackson, the man in the video, is about to f!ght on Chicago turf."
The letter declares: "The UFC must begin holding its f!ghters accountable for their actions and adopt a meaningful code of conduct…The behavior of Rampage Jackson, UFC President Dana White and other UFC f!ghters is unacceptable. Misogynistic and s3xist behavior can no longer be tolerated in the UFC."
The UFC hasn't disciplined Jackson yet in any way, that we know of. However, it should be noted that that Miguel Torres -- another pro f!ghter -- was dropped from the league in 2011 after making an inappropriate r*pe joke on Twitter. He was reinstated after apologizing.
UFC chief operating officer, Lawrence Epstein, told The Tribune, "Jackson will 'absolutely' f!ght Saturday. He also said that officials made it clear to Jackson and his manager that his behavior in the video was inappropriate.
Jackson also has a sponsorship deal with Reebok. Many are concerned that partnership could now be in jeopardy.
Here's the video that has caused the controversy: