Two-and-a-half months after saying that he “was done fighting,” and that he would instead concentrate on his acting career, former UFC light-heavyweight champion Quinton “Rampage” Jackson has apparently had a change of heart.
Jackson posted a new blog minutes ago on his web site. Here is a portion of what he had to say:
"Now, I wanted to let my fans know that I’m going to come back to the UFC and finish my contract. Not because the haters are talking shit about me being scared of Rashad or Titties or anybody else. I’m coming back for my fans and to shut Rashad’s mouth up and shut Dana’s mouth up. Then after that I’m going back to doing movies and I might do a boxing match once a year just to stay in shape. Hate on dis!"
It doesn’t seem as if Jackson is exactly thrilled to go back to the UFC, but feels obligated to at least finish up his contract with the organization. Jackson was signed to fight Rashad Evans at UFC 107 on Dec. 12. The event takes place in Memphis, TN, Jackson’s hometown.
After Jackson pulled out of the fight and said he would instead concentrate on acting, the UFC scrambled and put B.J. Penn and Diego Sanchez in the main event.
Jackson made no mention of a timetable for his return, or if a fight with fellow Evans would be his first fight back.
With the rash of recent injuries to top stars Anderson Silva, Brock Lesnar, and Georges St. Pierre, Dana White and the UFC may have offered Jackson a tidy sum of money to come back and finish his contract. I’m sure more details will emerge in the coming days.