Rampage: 'I'm Not a Sports Fan'
UFC contender Rampage Jackson admits he didn't bring his "A" game to his recent fight against Rashad Evans, in which he lost in three rounds -- partly because of the pressure from his new movie "The A-Team."
"This fight was like so much pressure," Rampage told "Extra's" Terri Seymour. "I never had this much pressure because the movie was coming out. I really wanted to beat [Evans]. I really wanted to beat him."
Rampage stars as B.A. Baracus, the role originated by Mr. T in the TV series, and said being part of the "Team" really meant a lot to him. "I was always a big fan of the 'A-Team,' and I was never a big fan of the sport I fight," he admitted. "I'm not a sports fan. I don't even watch sports. I don't even my watch the sport that I fight in, only when my friends fight."
"'The A-Team' was the only thing that I've truly been a 100 percent die hard fan of my whole life," he continued. "I almost lost my career just for this movie. It was weird I was going through the same thing [his character] B.A. was going through, where I didn't want to fight no more."
Rampage has one big fan, though -- his co-star Sharlto Copley, who plays Murdock. Copley saw Rampage fight and said it was "intense."
"I've never seen anything that scary, seeing that different side of [Rampage] when he came out," Copley said. "That is the most intimating looking face I have ever seen in my life and kind of the energy that is behind that. If he sort of taps into that as an actor, I think it would be quite fascinating."