Jackson explained that the often UFC tells fighters a different pay-per-view buyrate than what it reports to the press, so he feels the promotion is lying one way or the other.
"In my opinion, I just feel like me and the rest of the UFC fighters are getting taken advantage of," Jackson explained to MMA Heat. "I feel like the UFC is cleaning house. Like the pay-per-view dollars, they tell me one number, but then they tell the press one number. Pay me the numbers that you tell the press. Don't tell me, 'Oh, we only made this, we only sold this many.' Then you tell the press, 'Oh we sold this many.' But then I'm like, 'Hey, you only told me we only sold 800,000 buys, but you told the press you sold a million buys.' [They say,] 'Oh, we're just saying that for the press.' No, no, just pay me like what you told the press then, because you lying somewhere. You either lying to me or you lying to the press about the pay-per-view numbers. You know what I'm saying? If they're doing it to me, I'm sure they're doing it to other fighters.
Jackson is coming off a loss to Glover Teixeira at UFC on FOX 6, and he remains adamant that it was his final fight in the UFC ranks.
"I'm the one who put myself through all this pain," Jackson continued. "Be away from my family, then go out there in front of millions of people and risk getting my ass kicked in little-bity ass shorts. I'm the one that's doing that, then to after the fight feel like, ‘Am I getting ripped off, because he told me we only sold this many? I know we promoted it and did good.' Like when me and Rashad [Evans] did The Ultimate Fighter, it broke records, it broke all different type of records on The Ultimate Fighter, stuff like that. Then when the pay-per-view came, it didn't do well. I'm like, ‘Well, that's not what you told the press.' So I starting watching and watching this stuff. After a while I just couldn't take it no more. I just cant take it. I'd rather fight for another organization, make less money, and make honest money. Know that they're not cheating me out of money."