Rampage Not Allowed in Canada 

Quinton "Rampage" Jackson, who defeated Chuck Liddell for the Ultimate Fighting Championship last week, is ready to enjoy the spoils -- but he won't be enjoying them in Canada.

In a story in the Edmonton Sun, Jackson said he was banned from entering the country. Though he admits to having an assault conviction from when he was in college, he says his border problems are more recent and have to do with racism.

"Jackson says he ran into a 'racist' immigration official. 'One guy, I can tell he was racist, I won't lie to you, he was racist big time,' says Jackson, 28.

"'I was with two other white dudes and he let all of them go and then he just chose me.'

"Jackson said the official went above and beyond in researching his background."

Jackson, who once wrestled for Raleigh-Egypt High, faced "The Iceman" Liddell before a crowd of over 14,000 in Las Vegas' MGM Grand Garden Arena on May 26. The five-round match that didn't even make it through round one. Less than two minutes into the fight, Jackson sent an overhand right right into Liddell's jaw, and Liddell went down.

From the Sun: "The Memphis native will now inherit Liddell's long list of public appearances and autograph sessions.

"'I'm on the cheddar train now. Choo. Choo,' jokes Jackson.

"'But I'm not going to let none of that change me. I'm gonna stay grounded you know.'"



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