Former UFC light heavyweight champion Quinton “Rampage” Jackson fulfilled his UFC contract Saturday night, falling to Glover Teixeira at UFC on Fox: Johnson vs. Dodson. The loss was the third straight for Jackson, a career first.
While Jackson has stated his desire to test the free agent waters and leave the Octagon, UFC president Dana White confirmed on Fuel TV that he does have the power to match any offer presented to Jackson.
“I do have the right to match,” White said. “‘Rampage’ has said he doesn’t want to be in our business. He needs to work with people who make him happy. We’ve done everything in our power.”
Jackson has lost to Jon Jones, Ryan Bader and Teixeira since 2011, missing the brunt of 2012 following knee surgery. He hinted as a possible venture into boxing following the recent loss.