Legendary UFC veteran Quinton “Rampage” Jackson will reportedly fight Shannon Briggs twice – one in the boxing ring and another in the MMA cage.
Rampage is a former UFC lightweight champion. He announced his comeback to the MMA during The MMA Hour with Ariel Helwani in an episode called “Rampage.” And, with the announcement, he said he and Briggs were going to share the ring.
“It’s going to be a boxing match, and then he says he wants to wait six months later [to do MMA],” Jackson told Ariel Helwani. “I’m telling him that’s too long. We gotta wait two or three months and then do an MMA fight.”
“… We’re just waiting on a couple of people, but we have the contracts and stuff is drawn up.” Rampage added, “We have a couple of venues hitting us up. We’re just weighing out our options.”
The last time Rampage shared the cage was with well-known Russian fighter Fedor Emelianenko. But he was defeated in the first round via TKO.
After leaving the UFC promotion, he signed with Bellator and fought five times. In his Bellator debut, he defeated Satoshi Ishii via split decision. After that, he was defeated by Muhammad Lawal and Chael Sonnen.
He defeated another legend, Wanderlei Silva, via TKO at Bellator 206.
His resume includes top fighters like Chuck Liddell, Dan Henderson, Forrest Griffin, Lyoto Machida, Jon Jones, Glover Teixeira and many others.
In total, he fought 52 times and won 38 of them.
His rival Briggs has 60 victories in his pro boxing career. Fifty-three of them via KO. The last time he fought in London, England on May 21, 2016.
Jackson also noted in the show that he might have a reality television show soon.
“I need to show the world that I’m serious and that I’m training hard. That I’m back in shape,” he explained.