We got the news today that Quinton “Rampage” Jackson has now signed a deal with Bellator MMA, which includes work with TNA Wrestling and a new Spike TV reality show focusing on the superstar’s promotional debut with the MMA organization. When I first heard the news, one of the first questions that sprung into my mind was “How will Quinton do as a pro wrestler?”.
Quinton “Rampage” Jackson, the mixed martial arts icon and action-movie star has agreed to a monumental, multi-year partnership with Bellator MMA, TNA Wrestling and Spike TV as it was jointly announced today by Bjorn Rebney, Bellator CEO, Kevin Kay, Spike TV President, and Dixie Carter, TNA Wrestling President.
The MMA Tonight crew returned this week to talk all things mixed martial arts with ESPN reporter and veteran MMA journalist Josh Gross. Josh and the guys talked about Rampage Jackson’s UFC exodus and what the future holds for him, UFC President Dana White’s reaction to Randy Couture signing with Spike TV, the growth potential for Bellator moving forward and much more.
The UFC didn’t give Quinton “Rampage” Jackson a chance to speak inside the Octagon following his decision loss to Glover Teixeira at UFC on FOX 6 last week. Now the former champion talks about the loss to Teixeira and what he thinks the future holds for him. He also discusses the reasons he no longer wants to fight for the UFC, the Reebok sponsorship, his desire to do some boxing, UFC pay-per-view numbers, the infamous “motorboat incident” and much more.
It may have been the final time that fans get to see Quinton Jackson in the UFC and it proved to be less than ideal way to go out for “Rampage.” Glover Teixeira dominated Jackson over three rounds to extend his winning streak to 18 and take one step closer to title contention in the UFC’s light heavyweight division.
Ultimate Fighting Championship action returns to big FOX tonight with a flyweight (125-pound) title fight between reigning champ Demetrious Johnson and No. 1 challenger, TUF 14 winner John Dodson. Rampage Jackson enters the Octagon for what he says will be his final time as he takes on a very dangerous and capable Glover Teixeira in light heavyweight action. And lightweight contenders Donald Cerrone and Anthony Pettis clash in a bad-blood match with title implications.
The ProMMAnow.com (www.prommanow.com) staff shares their thoughts and predictions on the UFC on FOX 6 card taking place Saturday night in Chicago, Ill.
We take a look at the main card, topped off with a flyweight championship between title-holder Demetrious Johnson and TUF 14 winner John Dodson. Also, Rampage Jackson enters the Octagon for the final time as he faces Glover Teixeira at light heavyweight. Anthony Pettis faces Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone in a lightweight bout with title implications. And Erik Koch battles Ricardo Lamas at featherweight.