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Bellator 157: Rampage Jackson happy to be rid of Reebok, eyes eventual move to heavyweight

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?"

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