Bellator MMA has added another former UFC fighter to their roster as the organization has signed former UFC light heavyweight champion Quinton “Rampage” Jackson.
Bellator announced the signing on Tuesday as Jackson has signed a multi-year partnership with Bellator MMA, TNA Wrestling and Spike TV.
“Rampage is a true superstar both inside and outside the MMA cage” Bellator CEO & Chairman Bjorn Rebney said. “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.”
Along with signing with Bellator and TNA, Spike TV will create a special reality series featuring Rampage that will lead into his debut with Bellator, as well as other entertainment initiatives.
“We are thrilled to create this opportunity for one of the greatest athletes and personalities in MMA,” said Kevin Kay, Spike TV President. “Rampage is a proven ratings driver who brings incredible star power to both Bellator and TNA.”
Jackson (32-11) is currently on a three fight losing streak and is 4-5 in his last nine fights. His contract with Bellator is an exclusive deal and he is likely to make his debut later this year in Bellator.
More details on his contract and when he will make his Bellator debut will be announced tomorrow when Jackson takes part in a media conference call with Rebney, Kay and TNA President Dixie Carter.