MANILA – Former light heavyweight champion Quinton “Rampage” Jackson is looking forward to his final fight in the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) on January 26, when he takes on Brazilian Glover Teixeira.
Whatever the result of his fight against Teixeira, Jackson said he will be moving forward with his career since he no longer wants to work with the UFC.
“I don’t want to renegotiate with them (the UFC),” Jackson told MMA Fighting. “I think the UFC don’t know how to treat the athletes, in my opinion.”
“I feel like the fighters do a lot for the sport, and I feel like we’re not taken care of well enough. I feel like we’re getting rich off all of us,” he added.
Moreover, Jackson said leaving the UFC will do a lot to improve his disposition.
“I’ve been made at the UFC for a long time, and it turned me into a very negative person. I just want to be a positive person,” Jackson said.
“That’s the first thing I do is get rid of all the negativity out of my life. I had a lot of negative friends, even some negative family members, and I’m getting rid of the UFC out of my life,” he added.
Jackson guaranteed that he will leave the UFC on a positive note no matter how his fight with Teixeira pans out.
“No matter what the outcome on January 26, I’m going to be happy with everything because I’ve trained very hard and I trained to destroy Glover,” Jackson said.
“I trained every aspect, on the ground, wrestling, stand-up, everything. I trained to be strong and then leave UFC on a positive note and go on with my life,” he added.
“The UFC will be my past.”
As for his future, Jackson told MMA Fighting that he is contemplating a boxing or kickboxing career.