UFC Fighter Turned Actor: ‘Acting Is Kind Of Gay’

That's what Quinton "Rampage" Jackson told a reporter from the Vancouver set of the big-budget Hollywood summer remake of The A-Team. The UFC fighter takes over the role of "B.A." Baracus made famous by Mr. T.

The LA Times reports:

"Acting is kind of gay," Jackson said. "It makes you soft. You got all
these people combing your hair and putting a coat over your shoulders
when you're cold. I don't want a coat over my shoulders! I'm a
tough-ass [individual]!"

"Vancouver strikes me as a San Francisco-kind of place," he continued.
"And I don't want [individuals] getting ideas about me. I feel in my
heart I'm the toughest [individual] on the planet. And I don't want
nothing changing my train of thought. If you don't believe that when we
step inside the octagon, it shows."

The article also makes mention of an altercation between Jackson and a crew member on the set: "…a movie crew member had wandered in on this final day of principal
photography and — whether jokingly or not — called the muscle-bound
movie star a homophobic epithet. Jackson had responded with barely
contained fury. He threw the guy out, shouting him down with every
conceivable gay slur."

You may remember that Mr. T himself was involved in a controversial Snickers commercial that many critics attacked as homophobic.

On an unrelated note, Jackson lost his UFC match to Rashad Evans in Las Vegas last night.


  1. Texas Jaybird says

    Well, isn’t HE special!? I’ll be sure and put the “A-Team” remake right at the top of my summer movies-to-see list….NOT!

    Oh, yeah, Las Vegas bout against Rashad Evans = karma.

  2. Tom Skylark says

    That a UFC Fighter has a terribly, ridiculously anxious relationship to his own masculinity is hardly surprising.

    He participates, after all, in a fighting style that I have a hard time telling apart from a great deal of gay porn I’ve seen.

  3. Joseph says

    I wasn’t planning to see A-Team anyway, but now there’s no way I’m even going near it.

    And if he doesn’t like being around gay people, then he chose the wrong profession. I’m surprised the progressive, gay-friendly Liam Neeson would put up with such behavior (assuming he knew about it).

  4. Disgusted American says

    well this cements that fact – I would NEVER watch that movie…he can go eff himself

  5. David in Houston says

    A UFC fighter that’s homophobic. Utterly shocking! Yeah, won’t be going to see that pile-o-crap movie anytime soon. Although I was looking forward to seeing the hunky straight (*cough* queer *cough*) actor Bradley Cooper.

  6. David says

    I was going to see this opening night, I was so excited. Now…not so much. So tired of the hate.

  7. Jamesstone says

    Beware! When you see a guy trying to prove to the world that he is masculine and straight something isn’t right. Confident straight guys don’t do that
    I am smelling internal homophobia!

  8. Breathturns says

    Wonder if the producers are concerned by Jackson’s [individual] comments…Camp is what made the A-team the success it was. Jackson’s comments suggest the producers are going to stick to SWAT action kind of a thing. In other words. Boring.

  9. scientitian says

    Typical closet case behavior. Also, ultimate fighting is literally the GAYEST thing I have ever seen. It’s like watching two male dogs take turns dry humping each other.

  10. greenmanTN says

    So piss off then! Just don’t forget to leave the money you got for doing this “gay” job on your way out the door.

    Oh, you want to keep getting the money? Then STFU.

  11. stephen says

    I think it’s hilarious that these “dudes” are willing to make themselves look SO stupid with such idiotic comments.

    Hyper-hetero always equal Hyper-phobic… funny, huh? Seems like the dude may be enjoying the attention a little more than he’d like to admit.

  12. nic says

    what a douche. if acting is so gay, why doesn’t he return to the relative obscurity and homo-eroticism of the UFC where many pubescent boys knows his name.

  13. Chad says

    He’s just a simpleton moron who was brought up like an animal and doesn’t know any better. He comes from a place where being macho and beating up someone gets much more respect than being a decent person or a good student. Why they cast scum like this is beyond me. Hope that thing called Karma visits him.

  14. Rhea says


    Karma already visited him. He got his ass handed to him by Rashad Evans at UFC 114 last night.

  15. sal says

    GIMMIE THAT GAY MONEYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!JEEZ,damn i wish it was gay,hollywood is raking in the dough,if that is gay why am i not a millionaire???!!!!!

  16. says

    Why give this nobody a platform and an audience Andy? Next up, we’ll be taking criticism from a frog!

  17. yonkersconquers says

    THE FOX PR department must be sweating now at the prospect of summer boycotts.

    So let’s call for one – and a gold plated apology from this obscure asshat.

    Poor old Fox, they can’t catch a break from the bigots they payroll.

  18. nikko says

    Oh, fucking homophobic bullshit thug, I am so fed up of your bullshit culture’s machismo, thug culture and homophobia, stupid douchebag! FUCK OFF garbage!!!!!!

  19. Drew says

    I love these guys who spend all day at the gym and think they’ve got opinions that matter.

  20. says

    Oh, great….another sub-human Neanderthal, given a voice and credence. Slither back into the primordial ooze, and don’t bother trying to evolve…it didn’t take the first time.


  21. Brian Carter says

    I was going to see the movie just to see Bradley Cooper but I think I’ll pass
    Instead of a FB page to boycott it might be more effective to just post a status update explaining why you are not going to see the movie.

  22. RobbyRob says

    I’m so sick of this homophobic, bigoted crap. I was planning on seeing this movie for some good slapstick nostalgic fun, but now I’ll be boycotting it and encouraging my friends to do the same. I just joined the Facebook group.

  23. gary day says

    Would someone please do that guy’s nails while he sleeps. And maybe tattoo some eyeliner on him. Oh, and take some incriminating photos of him with a blow up Jesse Helms doll….

  24. terry says

    I was debating seeing this because I do like Bradley Cooper. This decides it: I’ll skip it.

  25. Ben says

    What an idiot…What a Jerk!

    Typical ebonic mentality of homophobia, bigotry and hatred.


    This has to one of the dumbest comments made by an obviously ignorant, foolish and negative ANGRY BLK MAN.

    This FOOL might have had his head slammed to the ground a few too many times in the wrestling ring.

    He is the poster boy/punk for ignorance: with a self entitled attitude, homphobic, labeling and belittling comments.

    Boycott this a$$hole and the whole damn movie….The studio, producers, the movie distributors, his management…anyone connected to this piece of shit and ungrateful dumbass. He needs to know that the gay community will not and does not accept this sort of treatment. NO MORE…..

    I hope he NEVER gets hired again for anything to do with “GAY” acting.

    If the “gays” were not involved in “acting” than it would cease to even exist as an employment opportunity where a stupid, ignorant and hating doofus, who wrestles for money got a job “ACTING”!!

    ENOUGH hatred and labeling.

    Go back to wrestling and get sweaty and physical with another man for your $$$$.

    What a loser….I hope KARMA keeps getting you back Quentin.


  26. Ben's Mother is a SHITHEAD! says

    What an idiot…What a Jerk!

    Typical ebonic mentality of homophobia, bigotry and hatred.


    This has to one of the dumbest comments made by an obviously ignorant, foolish and negative ANGRY BLK MAN.
    Posted by: Ben | May 30, 2010 11:49:40 PM


  27. CJ says

    Is it as gay as UFC fighting? I get half a stock just watching it. And sometimes watch it for that purpose, 😉 so…..

  28. jmatts says

    Now I feel even better that he’ll be losing money when I download the movie from the torrents… for free.

  29. Jim says

    Well I guess this means Boy George won’t be reprising his guest starring role in “A Team 2″?

  30. Alan E. says

    UFC and the fighting like it advertise on the back of their shorts why? Because at least one of the fighters will have his ass up in the air as he tries to dominate his opponent in a very sexual pose. And this guy complains about being pampered for a movie because other people are paying good money to make a movie that looks good (or at least tries to). Plus, being pampered like he was is something royalty and the rich have been doing for thousands of years!

  31. FrancoisTrueFaux says

    Sounds like he and Bradley Cooper might have gotten a little closer than he’d expected off camera.

  32. Ark says

    This tickles me pink. Because laying on top of another sweaty man trying to pin them down sounds pretty gay to me.

  33. Hyper Hetero says

    Hyper Hetero is Normal Honky mogayfos
    Hetero is normal…and if you you call
    me phobic about homos…..you suck and
    homos suck…..the NORM IS HETERO