Quinton “Rampage” Jackson, the mixed martial artist and actor has agreed to what the press release calls “a monumental, multi-year partnership” with Spike TV, Bellator MMA, and TNA Wrestling.
The partnership includes Spike TV creating a reality series featuring Rampage that will lead to other entertainment initiatives.
“Rampage is a true superstar both inside and outside the MMA cage” Bellator CEO & Chairman Bjorn Rebney said. “The partnership that we’ve created with Quinton is unlike anything that’s ever been done in the sports & entertainment arena and Rampage is the perfect athlete/entertainer to carry it off.”
Jackson (32-11) joins Bellator as a former Pride and UFC champion, having last fought on Spike TV in September 2007, in a fight vs. Dan Henderson that drew nearly 6 million viewers, making it one of the most watched fights in the sport’s history.
In 2009, heserved as a coach on Spike’s reality series The Ultimate Fighter: Heavyweights, the highest-rated season by far in franchise history, delivering over 3 million viewers per week.
Jackson co-starred in The A-Team movie as B.A. Baracus, the character made famous by Mr. T in the TV series. His other film credits include Confessions of a Pit Fighter, Fire With Fire, Never Surrender, and Miss March.