Ex-UFC Champ ‘Rampage’ Jackson Wants To Return To Compete For Fans
At 44 years old, Quinton ‘Rampage’ Jackson isn’t done fighting yet as the former PRIDE star and ex-UFC light heavyweight champion wants to end his career on a high note.
Jackson (38-14, 20 KOs) is currently looking for a big-money fight against one of his retired combatant peers.
The former UFC light heavyweight champ was momentarily caught up by one of the TMZ media personnel where he was seen sharing his thought on Jon Jones’ upcoming heavyweight debut and also what lies ahead for him in the future.
Rampage showered praise for Jones, mentioning him as the “best fighter” he ever faced.
And when asked whether he’s done fighting, Jackson had this to say.
“No, man. I ain’t done,” Jackson said. “I’m not happy with my performance in my last fight. I can’t leave MMA fans like that.
“I’m going to leave this sport a little better,” he continued. “Like I said, I’m in talks with fighting Shannon (Briggs), finally. That fight has been like almost a year in the making. I want to do some boxing before I retire. I might do MMA, but I want to do boxing.”
Lately, Jackson and the former boxing champion, Shannon Briggs have been going back and forth at each other, with them even coming to blows at the weigh-ins of one of the Triller Fight Club’s PPV last year. Jackson hopes that it is only a matter of time before the two sign the contract and get this fight off and running.
The 44-year-old heavyweight is now more inclined toward boxing ventures than MMA for obvious reasons as boxing provides more financial security and requires lesser possession of expertise comparatively.
“I’m 44, man. I’m getting up there. My knees (hurt) from wrestling. When you’re doing MMA, a lot of people want to take you down. They want to wrestle you.” added Jackson.