Quinton “Rampage” Jackson,” one of the most charismatic and popular fighters in the history of mixed martial arts Memphis, TN, began his professional MMA career in 1999 and established his legacy across the globe through epic battles with MMA titans including Wanderlei Silva, Chuck Liddell, Jon Jones and Dan Henderson among others.
After amassing a 10-1 pro record in smaller MMA promotions, Jackson headed across the world to Japan to compete amongst the sport’s best in Pride Fighting Championships. In November 2003, he defeated Chuck Liddell, arguably the biggest name in MMA history, in the semifinals of the Middleweight Grand Prix. Rampage would lose in the Finals to another MMA legend, Wanderlai Silva, later that evening. A year later, Jackson again would fall to Silva in a quest for Pride’s Middleweight belt. Jackson would enact revenge four years later, defeating Silva in the last of their trilogy of fights at UFC 92.
Jackson return to the U.S. and won his first two bouts in the UFC before an epic clash with Dan Henderson at UFC 75 in London. Rampage won a unanimous decision over Henderson to claim the UFC light heavyweight belt and retain the Pride middleweight title. The event on Spike TV was the most watched MMA fight in cable television history.
After losing the belt to Forrest Griffin, Rampage won four of his next five fights, including wins over Matt Hamill, Keith Jardine, Lyoto Machida, and Silva. In September, 2011, Jackson lost a four-round war to light heavyweight champ Jon Jones.
A budding movie star, Jackson starred in the 2010 blockbuster film, “The A-Team,” as “B.A. Baracus,” the character made famous by Mr. T in the television series. Jackson’s other film credits include “Confessions of a Pit Fighter,” “Fire With Fire,” “Never Surrender,” and “Miss March.”
In June, 2013, Rampage signed a deal with Spike TV and Viacom to compete in both Bellator MMA and Impact Wrestling.