Rampage Jackson Plans To Go to Boxing After UFC Career

Midhun Nair@@MidhunNair_Correspondent IISeptember 29, 2011

LAS VEGAS - MAY 28:  UFC fighter Quinton 'Rampage' Jackson (L) speaks to Joe Rogan (R) and the crowd about his fight against UFC fighter Rashad Evans at UFC 114: Rampage versus Rashad at the Mandalay Bay Hotel on May 28, 2010 in Las Vegas, Nevada.  (Photo by Jon Kopaloff/Getty Images)
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Following his humbling loss to Jon Jones at UFC 135, Quinton "Rampage" Jackson has stated that he plans to pursue a career in boxing once his UFC contract comes to an end.

Jackson was outclassed by Jones in the "Fight of the Night" winning matchup, which saw Jones submitting Jackson in the fourth-round, via rear-naked choke. 

Jackson has highlight reel knockout wins over the likes of Chuck Liddell and Wanderlei Silva, with 14 of his wins coming by way of knockout. He possesses one-punch knockout power and has made a name in the UFC and in international organizations with his explosive striking.

He now plans to translate the success he had in MMA into the sport of boxing:

"I hate fighting people who are scared," Jackson told ESPN. "When you fight somebody who is scared you never know what they're going to do. They turn and run.

"That's why I'm gonna go to boxing. I'm gonna try boxing because they've got to stand with you. If I get knocked out I don't care because at least it's a fight.

"I've tried a lot of boxing, I'm falling in love with boxing and I know I can put butts on seats over there."

It may be a while before we see Rampage in boxing; he called out "Shogun" Rua following the UFC 135 loss, bit with "Shogun" tied up, it looks like Rampage will most likely take on Forrest Griffin.