Quinton "Rampage" Jackson joins Liverpool-based Wolfslair
Former UFC light heavyweight champion Quinton “Rampage” Jackson (28-7) has joined the Wolfslair, a Liverpool-based fight team that is currently home to UFC fighters Michael Bisping and Paul Kelly.
Jackson confirmed the news with Fighters Only on Wednesday.
The England-based fight team will now handle most aspects of the fighter’s career, including fight preparation and sponsorship opportunities, though Jackson will still spend the majority of day-to-day training in California.
As MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) recently reported, Jackson, who will be arraigned today for a variety of changes stemming from a July hit-and-run fiasco, had split ways with former trainer Juanito Ibarra in July. However, Ibarra (and Jackson) have refused to divulge the reasoning for the split, though both maintain it was amicable.
The UFC has not officially announced Jackson’s return, which will be his first fight since losing the title to Forrest Griffin in July. However, he’s rumored to be fighting on Nov. 15 at a UFC 91 event in Portland, Ore., assuming his legal woes doesn’t keep him sidelined.
With the Wolfslair association, Jackson will also likely be considered for all future UFC events that are held in U.K. and the rest of Europe.