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Quinton Jackson joins Bellator roster

Quinton Jackson joins Bellator roster

Fans wondering where light heavyweight Quinton Jackson would land after parting ways with the UFC now have an answer. Though the promotion initially denied interest in the popular pugilist, it appears Bellator has indeed gone out and snatched up the former UFC champion, inking him to a multi-fight deal.

MMAJunkie was first to report Jackson’s signing. Bellator has since confirmed the news, though no date was mentioned in terms of his targeted debut. Jackson will also serve as a member of TNA Wrestling‘s roster similar to 205-pound counterpart Mo Lawal.

More information will be released at a press conference planned for tomorrow.

Though “Rampage” is on a three-fight slide, he still represents the biggest free agent Bellator has signed to date both in terms of past accomplishments and fanbase. He holds an overall record of 36-11 with fourteen knockouts to his credit as well as past success against the likes of Chuck Liddell, Wanderlei Silva, Lyoto Machida, and Dan Henderson.

9 COMMENTS
  • Dufresne says:

    Maybe we’ll finally get King Mo v Rampage after all. Although if Mo’s chin is as suspect as his last fight made it look, I don’t think Mo is going to want to stand and bang with Rampage.

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  • MCM says:

    He doesn’t have to. Just take him down and watch him flop around.

    I actually thought Rampage would have gone to OneFC or somewhere over in Asia. He always seemed a lot happier there.

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  • darth_irritable says:

    I don’t see how his weight fluctuations and current injury proneness are going to work with the tournament format.

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  • AlphaOmega says:

    Me too MCM, he loves fighting in Asia/Japan so I don’t know why he wouldn’t go to an org that didn’t promote there, especially when he’s said time after time after time that Japanese fan’s are way more supportive then American fans.

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  • AlphaOmega says:

    As for the Rampage/King Mo fight, I don’t like either one, but I’d love to see Rampage slam King Mo

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  • darth_irritable says:

    I’m guessing Bellator threw big money to get him to sign – in part, so they can use his signing to offset the negative publicity other fighters are reading “Why would you worry about signing with us? Look, we just signed Quinton Jackson.”

    Of course he doesn’t give a crap about exit or matching clauses, so its a spurious argument.

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  • AlphaOmega says:

    I don’t know if that’s it darth, Rampage made it pretty clear that he wanted out of the UFC and would sign with anyone, plus he’s dropped 3 in a row now

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  • Dufresne says:

    I’m sure they promised him that they’d let him talk shit about the UFC in his promo work as well, which is an obvious selling point for Rampage. Whatever deal they gave him, hopefully he’ll actually be motivated and won’t gas by the second round for a change.

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  • MCM says:

    Looks like his buddy Kongo is joining him too.

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