Shortly after losing his bout to Ryan Bader at UFC 144, Quinton “Rampage” Jackson came forward to acknowledge he’d used testosterone to help heal an injured knee and discovered the treatment made him feel so good health-wise he expected to fight for a few more years. While his plan may not have changed since then it looks like his professional home will be.
Jackson went on Twitter last night to reveal he intended to leave the UFC after his next outing inside the Octagon based on personal reasons.
“I will fight who ever they put n front of me, I always have, but it will be my last fight in the UFC, I have other things on my mind,” wrote the 33-year old former champion. “I didn’t say I would be done fighting, I just said I’m not fighting for the UFC (u fight cheap).”
The outspoken light heavyweight also added he felt the UFC was a negative environment and he wanted to surround himself with positivity though he didn’t elaborate beyond those statements.
If “Rampage” is indeed done with the UFC, far from a given when considering the current MMA landscape and the ability to change his mind, he will exit the organization with a 7-4 record (not counting his next fight) and wins over Chuck Liddell, Wanderlei Silva, Lyoto Machida, and Dan Henderson.
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