Rampage Jackson Confirms Plans to Fight Again: “I can’t leave MMA fans like that”

The former UFC Light Heavyweight champion has plans to step into the octagon again.

it’s nearing three years since Quinton “Rampage” Jackson’s most recent fight, a TKO loss to Fedor Emelianenko. In recent years he’s frequented Triller Fight Club and Bellator events, either as a “coach,” ambassador, or simply a fan.

Rumors of a boxing bout against fellow Triller Triad Combat coach Shannon Briggs have circulated, but nothing concrete has been solidified. the former UFC champion who is 44, revealed in a recent interview with TMZ that the bout does indeed have legs, as details are still being worked out.

“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. … Yeah, I’m going to leave this sport a little better. … Like I said, I’m in talks with fighting Shannon (Briggs), finally. That fight has been 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. I’m getting up there. 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.”

Jackson has never competed in a professional boxing match. Jackson has competed three times in professional kickboxing, with a 2-1 record in those bouts.

Briggs, 50, is a two-time heavyweight boxing champion, known for his brash and animated personality. He has not competed in a pro boxing match since May 2016.

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