Quinton ‘Rampage’ Jackson Regrets Leaving UFC For Bellator
Former UFC light heavyweight champion and PRIDE FC legend, Quinton ‘Rampage’ Jackson, has revealed that he now regrets leaving the UFC to join Bellator.
Jackson last fought in the UFC at UFC on FOX 6, where he lost a unanimous decision to Glover Teixeira. Leading up to that fight, Jackson hinted that he could be his last for the UFC, due to him feeling like he wasn’t being treated good by the organization.
On June 4th, 2013, Quinton Jackson had signed multi-year deal with Bellator MMA, and made his debut against Joey Beltran at Bellator 108, a fight he’d win by knockout in the final second of round one.
Jackson would go on to fight two more times and being victorious over Christian M’Pumbu and bitter rival Muhammed Lawal.
Although Jackson said many negative things about the UFC after leaving, it’s not impossible to think the organization would take him back. Quinton Jackson has a good fan-base that supports his aggressive fighting style, and outspokenness outside of the cage.
In order for a UFC return to even be considered, Jackson would have to get out of his current Bellator contract. Something new Bellator president Scott Coker is known for, is handling disgruntled fighters well. But would Viacom, owners of Bellator, allow that to happen is the question.
Just a thought.. But I’ve learned a big lesson in life and business: sometimes u should just stay with the devil u know @ufc
— Quinton Jackson (@Rampage4real) November 18, 2014