It's not quite heavyweight, but he's getting closer with each fight.
Former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) light heavyweight champion Quinton Jackson is booked for a special catchweight fight at 215 pounds opposite Japanese import Satoshi Ishii, as they headline the upcoming Bellator 157: "Dynamite 2" event on Fri., June 24, 2016 inside Scottrade Center in St. Louis, Missouri.
And don't expect the future heavyweight to be rocking his Reeboks.
Transcribed by MMA Fighting:
"Nothing against UFC because I've had my differences with UFC. They're a great company but I would say some people's dream is to go to the UFC but it's not everybody's dream. I like the UFC, I like Bellator. I don't have to wear Reebok. I'm happy that I'm not forced to wear a clothing brand that's not really a good fit for me. So that's one benefit to being in Bellator versus being in UFC. I'm really thinking about going to heavyweight because I am tired of cutting weight. I'm not gonna lie to you, I'm getting older now and the weight don't come off as easily as it used to."
And a move to heavyweight means a possible co-promoted fight with this guy.
Or perhaps even this former foe.
Jackson (36-11) competed just once over the past two years, a unanimous decision win over Fabio Maldonado, thanks to an ugly contract dispute between Bellator and UFC. As for Ishii (14-5), he makes his stateside debut on the heels of a knockout loss to Jiri Prochazka last December in RIZIN.
How about it, fight fans, still rooting for "Rampage?"