Major shame on you if you thought formerLight Heavyweight Champion Quinton “Rampage” Jackson was never going to put his chain back on for the MMA, and give it another run inside the cage. I honestly don’t blame you because Rampage was never clear on what he was going to do next, until today.
Rampage left the UFC earlier this year after he fought Glover Teixeira at UFC on Fox 6 and lost via unanimous decision. Afterward, rumors that Rampage retired from combat sport spread like wildfire. At a later date, however, he cleared them up with TMZ, “I didn’t retire from MMA. But as of now, I’ve left the UFC.” According to Rampage, the organization treated him like crap, and screwed him out of making big money. Thus, the reason why he gave attitude toward the Zuffa-owned banner and UFC President Dana White near the end of his contract.
Now, after a few months in keeping a low key, Rampage has signed an exclusive contract with Bellator, according to MMA Fighting. Bellator hasn’t confirmed the news yet, however, Rampage dropped the following message on Twitter.
It's gonna feel good putting this chain back on… Big news coming real soon. pic.twitter.com/Jt61elYHOR
— Quinton Jackson (@Rampage4real) June 4, 2013
An official announcement should come shortly from Bellator, so stay tuned!