It’s starting to look doubtful that the UFC and Quinton “Rampage” Jackson will agree on a new contract. Jackson has been very loud before and after his defeat earlier this month to Glover Teixeira.
With Jackson comes a high price tag and World Series of Fighting (WSOF) President Ray Sefo knows his promotion is still too young to land such expensive talent.
“I don’t think we’re at a point where we can play with that kind of money,” said Sefo to MMA Interviews. “That’s just being real. ‘Rampage’ is great fighter and would be a good asset, but at the same time it’s pointless if the UFC is offering more purse. We’ll just wait and see how it plays out.”
Jackson fulfilled his UFC contract, ending it with three straight losses for the former light heavyweight champion. The UFC has a small window to match any offer to Jackson, but the two parties don’t seem interested in doing business anymore.
Sefo wants to build his own talent as the WSOF continues to grow.
The promotion recently inked a three year TV deal with the NBC Sports Network that guarantees at least six shows a year.