Yesterday, Rampage Jackson officially signed with Bellator FC, beginning a new career with not only a new MMA promotion, but a true attempt at multimedia success. MMA H.E.A.T. caught up with Rampage for an interview, and he immediately began to touch on aspects outside of MMA such as a new movie that is loosely based around some events that Rampage went through in Japan.
Jackson also discussed his involvement with TNA wrestling, following King Mo’s footsteps in becoming a crossover star for Viacom. Rampage apparently has always wanted to be a pro wrestler, and it’s tough to deny that his personality would be a perfect fit. He says he wants to work as hard as he can for the kids who love pro wrestling. Rampage hasn’t begun to train in pro wrestling yet, but he acknowledges the many tricks that he must learn.
The former Pride and UFC champion touches on his disdain for fighters fighting not to lose, noting that he wants to go out there and take his opponent out. Jackson admits that he may lose some of those wars, but he’ll never be a fighter focused on concocting the perfect gameplan. Rampage reveals that Belltor bought him a new Performance S Tesla to add to his collection of rides.
Even though Vladimir Matyushenko recently signed with Bellator, Jackson notes that he won’t face off with him because Matyushenko was actually one of his wrestling coaches in college. He wished his former coach all of the best in his new promotion.