Quinton Jackson will be facing Fedor Emelianenko at the end of the year in Japan. However, when it comes to his own career Jackson says he would like to do at least one boxing match similar to what Conor McGregor did against Floyd Mayweather in 2017. Jackson is known for his own knock out power in MMA feels he could bring the same excitement to boxing.
When speaking to TMZ, Jackson said back when he was with the UFC he had expressed interest in doing boxing but said, “it wasn’t the right time” when he was there. Back then, the sport was still working on gaining ground and was still banned in New York. With the rise of the sport of MMA and fighting Emelianenko in Japan where they both built their careers, Jackson thinks it would be nice if he can do a crossover if his own against a boxing heavyweight, as long as it’s not Deontay Wilder.
“I’ll fight anybody but Deontay Wilder,” Rampage said. Citing Wilder’s height and reach being an advantage over Jackson. “I don’t like fighting talk guys with long reach, Jackson added but said if the pay was right and an MMA match could be done afterward, he might consider it. “If they give me $100 mill (million dollars) and do one boxing, and one MMA match. I got to keep it real, I don’t like fighting them, tall long dudes. I got to take them down.”
Jackson’s fight with Emelianenko is on December 29 at the Bellator Japan and event which is part of Emelianenko’s final fights before he calls it a career.
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Edward holds a black belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and Bachelor’s degree in Communications. Along with over 30 years of martial arts experience, he co-hosts The Coast-2-Coast Combat Hour podcast, and also writes for Spectation Sports. You can follow him on Twitter @Carbazel