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Rampage Jackson teases boxing match with Rashad Evans for ONE FC


Quinton “Rampage” Jackson could also be getting again into the ring.

Jackson has not competed since a knockout loss to Fedor Emelianenko at Bellator 237 again in 2019 (except you depend his foray into Struggle Circus), however on a latest episode of The Joe Rogan Expertise MMA Present, the previous UFC gentle heavyweight champion revealed that he’s in talks for a boxing match with former opponent Rashad Evans.

“I noticed [Evans] not too way back,” Jackson mentioned. “Him and I are speaking about doing a boxing match towards one another in November. We’re attempting to get that going.”

It is a change of path for Jackson, who beforehand focused a boxing match towards former WBO heavyweight champion Shannon Briggs. Nonetheless, after that matchup repeatedly fell by way of, Jackson mentioned he’s shifting on.

“Bro, this motherf*cker referred to as me out as quickly as I acquired knocked out by Fedor,” Jackson mentioned. “He referred to as me out and he mentioned he was going to advertise the combat. MMA guys, we’re not promoters… Then we have been alleged to combat and we lastly had a present. We have been going to do it in Qatar, however the guys that have been placing it on, they turned out to be f*cking rip-off artists…”

“He’s nonetheless attempting however I misplaced my religion in Shannon,” Jackson continued. “I don’t know if he’s going to get it accomplished. He talks recreation. I hope he will get it accomplished. If he ever will get it accomplished, I’ll be recreation to combat him, however proper now I assume my first boxing match goes to be towards Rashad. I must get that win again.”

Jackson and Evans have loads of historical past collectively as the 2 served reverse each other as coaches on season 10 of The Final Fighter, and later fought in the principle occasion of UFC 114 again in 2010. Evans gained that combat by unanimous determination in a combat that also eats at Jackson. Now he’s hoping he can do one thing about that

“They have been speaking about in Atlanta,” Jackson mentioned. “I’m undecided, however they mentioned it was going to be beneath the ONE FC banner. I’m ready for my supervisor to speak to them.”

Like Jackson, Evans has been out of motion for a while. Evans got here out of retirement in 2022 to finish his MMA profession on a win, defeating Gabriel Checco at Eagle FC 44 again in 2022.

ONE Championship will maintain its third U.S. occasion on Nov. 8 at State Farm Area in Atlanta, Ga. The cardboard is at the moment headlined by an MMA heavyweight title combat between Anatoly Malykhin and Reug Reug.

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