It is being reported that former undisputed UFC light heavyweight champion, Quinton “Rampage” Jackson, has joined the Wolfslair MMA team in the U.K. After his loss to Forrest Griffin at UFC 86, Jackson and his former manager and trainer, Juanito Ibarra, “amicably split” according to sources. “After the Forrest fight, he [Rampage] felt that his training hadn’t been quite right,” Wolfslair owner Anthony McGann explained.
Fighters Only broke the story this past Wednesday after speaking to Rampage himself.
“I feel like Wolfslair can make me go farther than I have been; I’m really excited about being able to travel there to train,” Jackson told the magazine.
Although most of Jackson’s training will continue in Huntington Beach and Big Bear, he will train as much as he can at Wolfslair. McGann did say that if and when Jackson fights in Europe again, that all of his training will be conducted in England.
Wolfslair will be handling all of Jackson’s sponsorship and management responsibilities as well.
The fact that Jackson has joined Wolfslair shouldn’t be a surprise considering that he and Michael Bisping, a current Wolfslair fighter, have become friends and can be seen in each other’s training camps on UFC: All Access.
Jackson still has a battle outside of the Octagon to worry about, as he recently plead not guilty in his now infamous truck chase.
It is possible that Jackson could return to action in either November or Decemeber. We’re just going to have to wait and see what Dana White wants to do.