Holy crap, I was not expecting this!
Quinton Jackson (32-11) has been relatively quiet lately as the often outspoken former light-heavyweight champion opted not to renew his UFC contract after his last bout, a losing effort against Glover Teixeira, his third in a row.
Now, the 34-year old Tennessee native has signed a contract with Bellator MMA, per sources close to the staff at MMAFighting.com.
A deal with Bellator for Jackson could be similar to that of Muhammed Lawal’s, who signed to Bellator last year, in that along with the contract with Bellator, comes a deal with TNA wrestling to make an appearance on a broadcast of the popular pro-wrestling show.
Rampage posted a picture Monday of himself holding his iconic chain that he famously wore around his neck as he made his way to the Octagon or Pride ring.
The caption of the photo?:
“It’s gonna feel good putting this chain back on… Big news coming real soon.”
The contract has been confirmed by Bellator executives to MMAFighting.com’s Ariel Helwani who said that Bellator called it a “monumental, multi-year” partnership via Helwani’s official Twitter account.
edit: just saw this was in bellator section too. Oops!