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Scott Coker comments on 'extremely busy' Rampage Jackson: Sometimes talent is not happy

Nonetheless, Bellator MMA's president expects the popular light heavyweight veteran to continue fighting inside his cage.

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Quinton Jackson recently recently tweeted that sometimes it's best to "stay with the devil you know," inferring that he may have made a mistake jumping ship to Bellator MMA after leaving Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) behind.

So does that mean that the former UFC Light Heavyweight champion is headed back to the Octagon?

Not so fast.

According to Bellator MMA president, Scott Coker, Jackson is still under contract with the Viacom-owned company. And as far as his current unhappiness, well, that's just something that comes with the territory.

Check out his comments on "The MMA Hour:"

"We're just waiting for him to engage us as to when he's ready to compete again. We're talking to his management and there is dialogue, but he's a got a lot of other things on his plate. I'm told he wants to open a sports bar, he has an app that he's doing, he just opened a gym, and he's extremely busy doing other things. We're the promoter, we're the producer, and he's the talent. Sometimes talent is not happy, and that's just the nature of this business. I mean, you of all people know how many fighters fall in that category. We've met [Jackson] actually many times in the past. So we have gotten to know him a little bit and have a lot of respect for him. I just think it's going to be a matter of time."

Perhaps Jackson is just unhappy wherever he goes.

Nevertheless, while UFC President Dana White insists he and Jackson always seem to set their differences aside, giving fight fans hope of an eventual "Rampage" return," Coker insists the former 205-pound champion will continue to let his fists fly for Bellator.

And it may be for the best, too, as Jackson has found new life under the Bellator banner, winning all three of his bouts thus far after dropping three in a row inside the Octagon.

If he can make it four straight, or even four total, remains to be seen.

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