Former UFC light heavyweight champion Quinton “Rampage” Jackson recently made his highly publicized move to Bellator FC, and with it came a wealth of multimedia possibilities for eccentric and outspoken Jackson. He’s made a foray into TNA wrestling, and has an MMA movie on the horizon.
But he’s still focusing on his MMA career, although in a different light. He recently told MMA Mania that he’s not looking to become champion again, but to put on a good show for the fans:
“I don’t have the desire to be a champion. That’s not something I want. My mentality is different now. I’ve been in the game long enough that I know what the fans want. I expect to go out there and put on a show every time I step into the cage. Don’t take that as meaning I won’t be trying to win because I’m still going to train hard and everything but to be a champion? Not so much.”
Jackson was highly derided towards the end of his UFC career for being out of shape and having a bad attitude. Fighting with the intentions of not being a champion might seems a bit backwards to many, but Rampage has declared that he will fight at heavyweight in Bellator. With the weight cut off his mind, he may be able to put on some of the slugfests he appears to prefer over anything else as of late. And he’s already got a potential opponent in mind:
“I would love to fight Roy Nelson. F*** him up.”
Indeed ‘Big Country’ has teased a shift to Bellator as his UFC contract expired with his loss to Stipe Miocic at UFC 161 two weeks ago. However, Dana White has been on record saying that Nelson will most likely be re-signed despite all of the perceived bad blood between he and the portly knockout artist.
Most would pick ‘Big Country’ to knock Rampage’s block off. What do you think?