Quinton “Rampage” Jackson MMA Fighter Profile

Quinton “Rampage” Jackson started wrestling in high school, which moved on to junior college, where he discovered mixed martial arts. Trying his hand in MMA, Jackson had 11 wins and 1 loss fighting for smaller scale promos, such as King of the Cage, Gladiator Challenge, and Dangerzone.

In 2001 at Pride 15, Jackson was put against Prides most prominent domestic fighter, Kazushi Sakuraba. He lost the fight, but fans of Pride and its executive office had an eye opener seeing Jackson’s performance. He was invited back to Pride 17, winning a knockout victory to Yuki Ishikawa, but was disqualified in his next fight with Dailiro Matsui for taking a low blow. He went on to take many wins, and even a few in kick boxing. On July 14, 2002, he was to fight kick boxer Cyril Abidi. Most thought Jackson would lose because of his style of striking, but he knocked him out in 1:55 in the first round. Abidi wanted redemption later that year, but Jackson won again, not by a knockout, but a clear decision. This would be his last bit in kick boxing.

Jackson took many wins in Pride before leaving and moving on to be signed to the World Fighting Alliance on May 16, 2006, then defeating Matt Lindland on July 22, 2006 at WFA: King of the Streets. Knocking out Marvin Eastman, he made his UFC debut at UFC 67. He then took the wins at UFC 71 and UFC 75 as well.

July 5, 2008, rampage is pt against Forrest Griffin at UFC 86. The fight ended as quite an upset when Griffin was awarded the win by a unanimous decision. He and his coach, Ibarra, tried to protest it, finding that it would be a loss either way. Jackson fired his coach shortly after that.

He went on to fight in UFC 92, 96, and 98, it is said he will be a coach on The Ultimate Fighter 10 again, as well as some bouts in acting.

 

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