Freshly inked Bellator light heavyweight Quinton Jackson wasn’t part of the divisional tournament hosted by this year’s Summer Series and he may not be a member of the Season 9 field shooting for a title-shot but one thing is certain – “Rampage” will make his debut in the organization before 2014 rolls around. And, according to Jackson, he could very well fight three times in the next six months depending on what his employers want to do.
Jackson confirmed his plan during a recent conversation with Sherdog Radio where he expressed appreciation for his current circumstances compared to his old home in the UFC.
“Bjorn Rebney, he’s like one of the best promoters I ever met. The guy’s super cool. He understands fighters. It’s like the guy gets it. It’s like he used to be a fighter. It’s kind of like Nick Diaz doing his own promotion. I would fight for Nick because he’s a fighter and he knows how to treat fighters. Bjorn Rebney’s like that,” explained Jackson. “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.”
“They’re showing me a lot of love and a lot of respect and showing me a lot of appreciation. I’m loyal. Whatever Bellator wants me to do, I’ll do it,” he concluded.
The 35-year old Jackson hasn’t fought since January when a three-fight skid and disagreements with management opened the door for free agency. A former UFC champion, “Rampage” is 32-11 in his career with notable victories over a list of names including Wanderlei Silva, Chuck Liddell, and Dan Henderson.