After 12 years in MMA, Quinton “Rampage” Jackson believes it’s time that the sport gives back to him. Jackson recently completed his UFC contract and his waiting for the promotion’s grace period to end, so he can explore other options.
“I’ve been putting a lot of butts in chairs,” said Jackson on SiriusXM’s The Abe Kanan Show. “I’ve been trying to be entertaining and I feel like I put my body on the line. I’ve been fighting injured for like the last six fights. I feel like I’ve put my body on the line for this sport and I think it’s time for this sport to have my back a little bit.”
During his 7-5 run with the UFC, Jackson was able to capture their light heavyweight championship before his career took a slide for the worse at the end. Jackson dropped his last three fights, which started with a submission loss to champion Jon Jones at UFC 135.
UFC president Dana White reported that Jackson made nearly $16 million while under the UFC name for six years.
The UFC has the ability to match any contract given to Jackson, but White doesn’t see the two working together anymore.
Jackson has expressed interested in competing for another MMA promotion, giving boxing a shot and starring in more movies.