Quinton “Rampage” Jackson has been spotted on a weekly basis for TNA Wrestling, but that will change as he prepares for Bellator’s Season 9. So far, the former UFC light heavyweight champion loves his partnership with Bellator CEO Bjorn Rebney.
“Bjorn Rebney, he’s like one of the best promoters I ever met,” said Jackson on Sherdog Radio. “The guy’s super cool. He understands fighters. That’s why I made the move that I made. I did not quit MMA. I’m still fighting. I will fight before the year’s over with and I will do pro wrestling as well.”
When Jackson signed a contract, he did so for Spike TV meaning he can appear on several of their shows. There are already plans for Spike TV to run episodes to hype Jackson’s MMA return.
Jackson left the UFC on a three fight losing skid and the two sides never managed to work on a new contract. During his final run, Jackson made it clear he was annoyed how the UFC ripped him for his loss to Ryan Bader at UFC 144.
Jackson stated he was injured heading into the fight, but didn’t want to pullout since the show came from Japan and the promotion needed big names at the time.
There are no exact details if Jackson will enter a Bellator tournament to potentially challenge for a title, but he’s open to the idea. Jackson also hinted at a move up to heavyweight.
Season 9 for Bellator begins in early September.