Rampage Jackson Says He’d Refuse UFC Hall of Fame Invite

Rampage Jackson

Former UFC light heavyweight champion Rampage Jackson isn’t interested in joining the UFC Hall of Fame if Dana White and the brass call him.

Jackson is arguably one of the greatest light heavyweights in UFC history, and easily one of the most intimidating. His trademark intensity made him a fan favorite during his time competing in the octagon.

Jackson was one of the biggest contributors in the UFC after they merged with Pride in the 2000s. He earned the light heavyweight title over Chuck Liddell is one of the most infamous knockout finishes in the promotion’s history.

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But Jackson doesn’t want any part of his former employer, saying in a recent interview with The MMA Hour that he doesn’t look at his time with the UFC with a smile on his face.

“I don’t know if I say this, I’ll get sued by the UFC, but all I can say is, after I did the A-Team, some organizations made it really hard for me to do other movies,” Jackson said. “That’s all I can put out there. I can say I signed with one of the biggest agencies in Hollywood, and they didn’t do sh*t for me, and I felt like it was on purpose. Actually, I know it was on purpose because now they own UFC.”

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“I don’t fight for no Hall of Fame. What do you get for being in the Hall of Fame?” Jackson continued.

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Jackson last fought in MMA back at Bellator 237, losing to Fedor Emelianenko by first-round knockout. He had a brief return to the UFC at UFC 186 when he defeated Fabio Maldonado by unanimous decision.

It’s unclear what is next for Jackson’s combat sports career, but he could face Shannon Briggs in a boxing match sooner rather than later. He still remains one of the most entertaining presences in the sport and will surely still entice fans who want to watch him compete.

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What’s your favorite memory from Rampage Jackson’s time-fighting in the UFC octagon?

Curtis Calhoun is a Combat Sports Contributor based in Seattle, Washington. After a longtime dream of becoming a sports journalist, he was able to accomplish his goals upon graduating from Washington State University in 2016.