Move over, Anderson Silva. It appears Quinton “Rampage” Jackson is a more appealing fight than you.
According to a report on Thursday by MMAjunkie.com, a match between Bellator MMA’s Jackson and boxing’s Roy Jones Jr. is being targeted for an end-of-the-year pay-per-view.
Citing an anonymous source within Jackson’s camp, the report said that Rampage’s people and representatives for Jones have been keeping an ongoing dialogue for over half a year.
“We’ve been talking to Roy and his people over a potential ‘Rampage’ vs. Roy fight for over seven months,” the source said. “Boxing and MMA have both been discussed, and [Bellator Chairman and CEO Bjorn Rebney] has been in these discussions every step of the way.”
GRACIEMAG.com attempted contacting Bellator officials for comment, but messages were not returned before the time of this publication.
Leading into his loss to Chris Weidman, former UFC champ Silva was in talks to face Jones. Even after the loss, Jones was still intrigued in a fight with “The Spider.”
“It’s something the world’s been wanting to see for a long time,” Jones recently told Fuel TV when talking about a fight with Silva. “It’s an event, not a boxing match, not an MMA fight, but an event [between] two guys who have that razzle-dazzle, and when they’re focused, you can’t whoop them.”
Well, world, now you get to see Jones fight Jackson. Happy about that?