The big news regarding Bellator Fighting Championships just keeps coming in. Earlier today, it was officially announced that CEO Bjorn Rebney and COO Tim Danaher were out from Bellator effective immediately. Relieving the aforementioned men of their duties is former StrikeForce CEO and Founder, Scott Coker, who will take over as Bellator president.
Coker may come into the organization as they lose one of their biggest stars in Quinton ‘Rampage’ Jackson. The former UFC light heavyweight champion hinted on Instagram earlier today that he may be hanging up the gloves soon:
Here is the caption that was written alongside the image:
The1st time Chuck and I fought was in Japan. Pride reps asked me 2 give him a good beating even tho I had 2 fights that night. I lost my 2nd fight that night cause I did what they asked, and they stood up the fight with Wand too soon, in my opinion.. MMA hasn’t had my back they way I had it’s back. Time for me to think about retirement. Or fighting 4 myself..
Interesting words from Rampage, especially considering Pride is long gone and he is one of Bellator’s main attractions nowadays. Rampage has always found ways to be upset with the organization he is currently with, so this is nothing new.
As for his retirement, we will just have to wait and see if he is bluffing or truly considering ending his legendary career. With the potential for some major paydays still available for Rampage in Bellator, I tend to believe he won’t be retiring any time soon.