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Quinton ‘Rampage’ Jackson signs with Bellator

Maggie Hendricks
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Quinton Jackson has found life in MMA after the UFC. He signed with Bellator and TNA professional wrestling. Both entities are backed by Spike TV, and Jackson will appear on both shows. They will also create a reality series to follow him.

He is the second Bellator fighter to get a deal with both Bellator and TNA Wrestling. "King Mo" Lawal also has a contract both for MMA and professional wrestling. The two are both light heavyweights and had a beef years ago. A bout -- or a tag-team partnership? -- could be in their future.

He is joining the 205-lb division that includes Lawal, and fellow UFC veterans Renato "Babalu" Sobral and Vladimir Matyushenko. Other UFC vets who are now in Bellator include Paul Daley, Paul Sass and Matthew Riddle.

Jackson was once the UFC light-heavyweight champ, but left the UFC after he claimed poor treatment by the promotion. He left the organization on a three-fight losing streak, dropping a title bout to Jon Jones, then lost to Ryan Bader and Glover Teixeira. He's 34 years old, and has a record of 32-11.

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