When former UFC Light Heavyweight champion Quinton “Jackson” Jackson said he had felt like the “Rampage in Pride,” fans may have scoffed as at the statement as he had said that plenty of times before his recent losses.
Yet when he stepped into the cage against Joey Beltran in his Bellator debut, he seemed back to his old self as he knocked out Beltran with one second left in the first round.
I have said it numerous time, but now that Rampage seems to be back on the winning track, it is time for the UFC Light Heavyweight champion to enter a Bellator light heavyweight tournament and prove that he has what it takes to become one of Bellator’s top stars.
Although former UFC fighters have not had much success in past tournaments, octagon veteran Cheick Kongo broke that trend when he defeated Peter Graham to win the Bellator Season Nine Heavyweight Tournament at Bellator 107.
Bellator did not have a light heavyweight tournament this season, though they did feature one in their 2013 Summer Series. If Bellator put Rampage in a tournament slot, they could bring in newer viewers.
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