Jason Jackson (Credit: Bellator)

Jason Jackson (Credit: Bellator)

Bellator Dublin: Jason Jackson wants to be known as the people’s champion and inspiration to all

Reigning Bellator welterweight champion Jason Jackson has achieved the highest mountain top. In 2023 Jackson defeated the previously undefeated Yaroslav Amosov at Bellator 301, and then went on to defeat Ray Cooper III in the Champs vs Champs series this past February. He comes into Bellator Dublin series looking to continue his title reign, the first defense of his Bellator title since winning it last year. 

After a six-fight winning streak led him to the Bellator world title, Jackson has now increased to an eight-fight winning streak and even bigger goals as a reigning champion. Ahead of his title fight against undefeated Ramazan Kuramagomedov, the champion spoke to the media about even bigger championship aspirations that he has. 

Having climbed the highest mountain top in combat sports, Jackson doesn’t want to be defined by wins or losses, or titles for that matter. He would instead prefer to inspire younger fighters and those who don’t fight on how to overcome adversity and achieve their goals, more than anything, Jason Jackson wants to be the people’s champion.

“I would describe my legacy as passionate, determination, and inspiring. I try to inspire everybody, not just athletes, even regular people that have regular jobs. I just want to motivate and touch the world with my story and connect to people who don’t have motivation to continue on in life. That’s how I want to describe my legacy, I want to be the people’s champion.”

For Jackson it’s easy for him to make giving back a priority. As someone who grew up and had to work hard for everything in life and in his professional fighting career, the champion wants to serve as a role model for those who are willing to go for it, no matter the circumstances.

“I came from nothing, I just want to show people who have nothing that they can do what I do. It doesn’t have to be something you were born into. Doesn’t matter where you’re at, you can start and finish great, as long as you start.”

Jason Jackson has championship business to attend to at Bellator Dublin, taking on the undefeated Ramazan Kuramagomedov. A threat to his championship title reign, it’ll be an opportunity for Jackson to not only show himself, Bellator, the welterweight division, but the world, that with the right preparation, hard work, and mindset, anything can be achieved. That’s what champions do and in doing so for others, that’s how one becomes the people’s champion as well. 

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Mike Pendleton
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