Rampage Jackson is a former mixed martial artist. In fact, he is a former UFC Light Heavyweight Champion. He is also an actor and a former professional wrestler. Due to his eccentric personality and aggressive fighting style, he became a star in Japan during his tenure with the Pride Fighting Championships.
Early Life of Rampage Jackson
Rampage Jackson was born in the city of Memphis, Tennessee, in 1978. He had a difficult life since he began selling drugs at an early age and became involved in multiple street battles. Furthermore, he, too, grew up in a chaotic home because his drug-abusing father abandoned him when he was ten years old, until reappearing in his life in 2003.
He had his first taste of combat sports as a wrestler for Raleigh-Egypt High School, where he began his career as a freshman when he was 17 years old and went on to earn All-State accolades in his senior year after finishing sixth in the state tournament at 189 pounds. Jackson essentially opted to pursue a career in formal wrestling after graduating from high school. However, before receiving a disqualified post with a co-player, he ultimately expanded his amateur wrestling-based career in Susanville’s Lassen Community College.
Career of Rampage Jackson
Quinton opted to pursue a career as a mixed martial artist after graduating from college. He came to Japan to fight in Pride FC after competing in a number of minor competitions. Quinton was advertised as a homeless person by the organization, and he lost his first battle to Kazushi Sakuraba. Despite this early defeat, Jackson’s aggressive fighting style attracted viewers, and he went on to win his following several battles.
His tenure at Pride eventually led to him against Wanderlei Silva. Jackson defeated the Brazilian boxer in a split decision in 2003. Chuck Liddell was then defeated. Jackson would go on to battle Silva several times in the future, and both competitors would come out on top. His most recent battles were with people. Jackson became a coach on “The Ultimate Fighter 7” in 2007. At UFC 86, he ended up fighting Forrest Griffin for the light heavyweight belt. Quinton knocked Forrest down in the opening round of the match, which was a tight one. Griffin, on the other hand, fought back and stayed active for the rest of the battle. Griffin was certainly the better fighter, in the end, landing more punches. Forrest eventually won the bout by unanimous decision.
Jackson battled competitors like Wanderlei Silva, Keith Jardine, and Lyoto Machida during the following five years. He did, however, announce in 2009 that he was leaving the UFC due to mistreatment by the organization. In 2013, Jackson switched to Bellator MMA. He met Joey Beltran in his debut fight and knocked him out in the first round. Christian M’Pumbu was knocked out in the first round as well.
Jackson temporarily returned to the UFC in 2014 and defeated Fabio Maldonado after another victory over Muhammed Lawal. He subsequently spent the following three years in Bellator MMA, facing a variety of opponents before the promotion decided not to re-sign him in 2019. Jackson had a 52-match record at this time, with 38 wins and 14 defeats. His knockout victories accounted for 20 of his victories, while his decision victories accounted for 14. Rampage has lost four times by knockout.
Net Worth of Rampage Jackson
Quinton “Rampage” Jackson has a net worth of $4 million as a mixed martial artist and actor.
Personal Life of Rampage Jackson
Quinton Jackson began a connection with Yuki, a Japanese lady he met during his stay in Japan. In 2002, he married Yuki for the second time. Yuki and Rampage, however, decided to split up in 2006 after many years together.
It was then revealed that the pair split up after Yuki realized that Rampage had fathered a kid with an unknown lady. Quinton’s followers have been wondering who the wrestler is seeing since his split from Yuki. Despite being linked to a number of women; Jackson has remained silent about his personal life and claims to be single. Yuki and Jackson are the parents of three children. Darnell, Elijah, and Naname are their names. In addition, Jackson has a second son named Raja.
Physical Appearance of Rampage Jackson
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