Sure he's a great fighter. He's also super strong, exciting to watch, and...hilarious. Yes, hilarious. Quinton "Rampage" Jackson is a genuinely funny guy whose humor is surprisingly appealing across demographics.
And speaking of demographics, here's a statement of racial inspiration via Tha Formula that explains Jackson's fondness for MMA:
Quinton "Rampage" Jackson - I used to like to fight and I'm from the South you know what I'm saying, and its like "damn beating up white folks and not going to jail?" That's like unheard of where I'm from.So when my family found out what I was doing they didn't give me no problem. They was like, "you mean they don't say nothing when you're out there beating up them white folks?" I said "man they don't say nothing, they be cheering me on." I'm like "damn," it blew my mind.The best part for me is Jackson could actually be casually serious about the premise and still be funny.