Former UFC light heavyweight champion Quinton “Rampage” Jackson posted some breaking news of his own late Monday night, stating that he would be “putting this chain back on” in regards to the dog chain he typically wears en route to the cage.
Earlier this year, Jackson fulfilled his UFC contract and left the promotion, saying he wanted to test himself outside the Octagon. He has mentioned possibly boxing, and was also involved in the remake of “The A-Team,” playing the role made famous by Mr. T.
It’s gonna feel good putting this chain back on… Big news coming real soon. twitter.com/Rampage4real/s…
— Quinton Jackson (@Rampage4real) June 4, 2013
Shortly after Jackson’s post, ONE FC CEO Victor Cui sparked rumors that Jackson was headed to the Asian promotion. That was cleared up when it was reported that the fighter would be appearing at an after-party with Cui, not in the cage.
UPDATE: According to Ariel Helwani with MMAFighting.com, Jackson has signed a deal with Bellator MMA. His contract, much like that of Muhammed “King Mo” Lawal, will allow him to take part in TNA Impact Wrestling programming on Spike TV, as well.
No date for Jackson’s debut was made known in the report.
“Rampage is a true superstar both inside and outside the MMA cage” Bellator CEO & Chairman Bjorn Rebney said in a press release, which added a news conference for Wednesday to announce the signing officially. “The partnership that we’ve created with Quinton is unlike anything that’s ever been done in the sports & entertainment arena and Rampage is the perfect athlete/entertainer to carry it off.”