Quinton Rampage Jackson
- Full name Quinton Ramone Jackson
- Nickname Rampage
- Also known as Quinton Jackson
- Birth date June 20, 1978
- Birth place Memphis, Tennessee
- Current age 36 years 183 days
- Height 6 ft 1 in
- Weight 205 lb
When Rampage Jackson connects, he truly connects. When he sets out to do damage, he does serious damage. And if his opponent fails to keep their chin away from his fists, that chin introduces itself to the deck.
Rampage is box office. When he is fighting, the spectator is always one second away from a jaw-dropping knockout. When he is talking, the listener is always on the cusp of a headline-grabbing, reputation-breaking one-liner.
As a career in a nutshell, Jackson's compares to the best. He is a former UFC light-heavyweight champion and the first man to ever unify Pride and UFC championships. His list of career victims includes the names of Chuck Liddell, Wanderlei Silva, Lyoto Machida and Dan Henderson, and that list is yet to be finished.
However, it is the many sub-plots of Rampage Jackson's career that make him a fan favourite. Sub-plots like his vicious rivalry with Wanderlei, which saw Rampage lethally knocked out twice, only for the Wolf's Lair fighter to hit back with a KO of his own at UFC 92.
Sub-plots such as the memorable knockout of Ricardo Arona, who had been looking for a triangle choke finish of his own when Jackson rendered the Brazilian unconscious with a powerbomb slam.
And sub-plots such as The Ultimate Fighter, which has seen Rampage lose the plot with rival coaches Forrest Griffin and Rashad Evans, both of whom he later lost against in hugely contrasting fights. The Griffin loss was a Fight of the Year contender, a large proportion of which Jackson contested on one leg. The Evans bout was a major disappointment.
And disappointment appears to be the theme of Jackson's career-end, having finished his UFC stay with three straight losses.
In a career littered with exceptional highs, Jackson's knockout of Chuck Liddell at UFC 71 was a moment never to be forgotten. Liddell was at the top of his game at the time, but a single hook from Jackson sparked a spell of five defeats in six fights for the Iceman on his way to retirement.
Inside the UFC, Rampage has been shocked by Forrest Griffin (losing his title in the process) and he was frustrated by big rival Rashad Evans. However, the humbling defeat against Mauricio Shogun Rua during his Pride days, when Rampage suffered broken ribs, still rankles with the former champion more than most.
"Get the bottom of your feet sponsored son... cause you getting laid out."
Rampage played the role of BA Baracus in the The A-Team movie.
- Rampage: Jimi Manuwa almost knocked me out (Jan 28, 2013)
- Mighty Mouse flies high after Jackson's final Rampage (Jan 27, 2013)
- Teixeira not ready for shot at Jones (Jan 27, 2013)
- Rampage keen to fight in UK again (Jan 26, 2013)
Rampage makes weight ahead of UFC swansong (Jan 26, 2013)