Sorry, ONE FC, not this time.
Former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Light Heavyweight Champion Quinton Jackson isn't hanging up his mixed martial arts (MMA) gloves just yet, despite his love for the "sweet science."
In fact, "Rampage" will now ply his trade in Bellator MMA, widely-perceived as the number two promotion in all of cagefighting, thanks to a big-time television deal with Spike TV and Viacom.
MMA Fighting has the report:
According to those same sources, Jackson's new deal will be similar to the one "King" Muhammed Lawal signed with the promotion last year, which gave him the opportunity to appear on TNA Impact Wrestling programming on Spike TV. Jackson has flirted with the idea of pursuing a pro wrestling career in the past, and it seems as though he will soon get a chance to showcase himself as a sports entertainer.
Big fish small pond sounds like something Jackson would want. If Bellator doesn't put Mo/Rampage together though then they are just wasting opportunity. Mo has crashed and burned so far and with Rampage's give a **** factor rapidly declining it unlikely he will live up to his potential. Make the fight because there is bad blood and people want to see it.