Rampage Jackson: UFC, Bellator Should Be Worried About Triller Triad Combat

Rampage Jackson“Rampage” Jackson believes Triller Triad Combat is the new game in town and that the UFC and Bellator should be worried. Triller Triad Combat debuted last night along with a brand new fighting ruleset that involved two-minute rounds in a triangular ring with punching from the clinch allowed. The matchups were MMA fighters vs. boxers […]

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“Rampage” Jackson believes Triller Triad Combat is the new game in town and that the UFC and Bellator should be worried.

Triller Triad Combat debuted last night along with a brand new fighting ruleset that involved two-minute rounds in a triangular ring with punching from the clinch allowed.

The matchups were MMA fighters vs. boxers with Jackson captaining the MMA team while former heavyweight champion Shannon Briggs captained the boxing team.

Names like Mike Perry emerged victorious by decision for the MMA side who earned four out of seven wins. However, the night ended with boxing on top as Kubrat Pulev knocked Frank Mir out on his feet in the first round of the event’s headliner.

Rampage Jackson: It’s Here To Stay

All in all, it’s definitely something new and Jackson believes it might shake up the combat sports scene.

“It’s something new; I think it’s here to stay,” Jackson told MMA Junkie. “I think the UFC is gonna be worried about this. I don’t know what Dana White’s response is gonna be.”

How long it’ll be here to stay remains to be seen. Triller has long boasted of paying its fighters better than the UFC and that only continued last night.

But whether these events are profitable enough will determine whether Triller can keep paying the fighters well. For now, though, Jackson believes all the major MMA promotions need to be worried.

“I think UFC and Bellator should be worried right now, honestly,” he added.

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Cris Cyborg Not Considering Retirement: ‘This Is What I Love To Do’

Cris Cyborg has no plans of retiring anytime soon.

Cyborg is the current Bellator featherweight champion and has been dominant since joining the promotion. Although she is the champ, she has practically cleaned out the division and is not in compet…

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Cris Cyborg has no plans of retiring anytime soon.

Cyborg is the current Bellator featherweight champion and has been dominant since joining the promotion. Although she is the champ, she has practically cleaned out the division and is not in competitive fights. Yet, for Cyborg, she says she is always looking to improve and is not getting complacent with her wins.

“I always like to learn, I never stop learning,” Cyborg told MMA Junkie. “I never think I’m the best at everything. I never think there’s nothing to learn, I think this makes the difference. I always respect my opponent. I always like to learn in training. So, I think this is the thing – it’s discipline. I know I have a lot of discipline.”

Even though Cyborg is still training and improving, the champ says she has nothing left to prove. She has already been a UFC, Bellator, Invicta FC, and Strikeforce featherweight champ.

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Despite the fact she is 36 years old and has nothing left to prove, Cyborg has no plans of retiring.

“For me now, I don’t feel like I have to fight to prove anything,” Cyborg explained. “I really fight because I love my job and it’s an opportunity to share my faith and continue to my community work, my missionary work. This is what I love to do and share my faith with my fans. If one time I feel in my heart, if God tells me, ‘Cris, it’s now time to change,’ then for sure, I’m going to change.

“I’m happy to compete now, and for sure in the future I want to have my kid too,” Cyborg said. “But I’m really happy in the moment. I’m not thinking about this (retirement) yet, I just continue training and be ready for the next one.”

Cris Cyborg is coming off a TKO win over Sinead Kavanagh in the main event of Bellator 271. Her next fight has not been announced or reported, though she has publicly agreed to fight Cat Zingano next.

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Rampage Jackson Is Done With MMA: ‘That Thrill Is Not There Anymore’

Rampage JacksonQuinton Rampage Jackson has revealed he is done competing in MMA and will be looking to continue his combat sports career in the boxing ring. The former UFC champion and 52-fight MMA veteran hasn’t fought since being knocked out by Fedor Emelianenko at Bellator 237 in December 2019. Jackson is now ready to continue his […]

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Quinton Rampage Jackson has revealed he is done competing in MMA and will be looking to continue his combat sports career in the boxing ring.

The former UFC champion and 52-fight MMA veteran hasn’t fought since being knocked out by Fedor Emelianenko at Bellator 237 in December 2019.

Jackson is now ready to continue his fight career but in a different sport.

“This is the thing that people don’t understand about me, I’ve been fighting MMA for so long and I’ve been fighting the best people in the sport,” Jackson told reporters during Triller’s Triad Combat press conference on Monday. “I win some and I lose some, but that thrill is not there anymore in MMA like when I started.”

Rampage Jackson Wants To Square Off Against Shannon Briggs

“Me stepping into a boxing ring with someone of the caliber of Shannon, I’ll have that rush,” Rampage said. “In the training camp, I’ll get that rush. If I don’t get this right, I can get knocked out – and that’s what I need. That’s what made me so successful in MMA and I lost that over the years by fighting everybody and doing that.

“I accept the challenge. I think Shannon would be a real tough boxing match. If I’m going to be 100 percent honest, I didn’t imagine fighting him in Triad Combat. I never imagined fighting him in anything like that. I imagined my first boxing match in a boxing ring with boxing gloves. But I’m prepared for any challenge that comes my way.”

‘Rampage’ has been beefing with Briggs on social media for some time now. It appears the two are edging closer to squaring off in the boxing ring or Triad Combat which is a new striking sport that matches boxers against MMA fighters.

“Me stepping into a boxing ring with someone of the caliber of Shannon, I’ll have that rush,” Rampage said. “In the training camp, I’ll get that rush. If I don’t get this right, I can get knocked out – and that’s what I need. That’s what made me so successful in MMA and I lost that over the years by fighting everybody and doing that.

“I accept the challenge. I think Shannon would be a real tough boxing match. If I’m going to be 100 percent honest, I didn’t imagine fighting him in Triad Combat. I never imagined fighting him in anything like that. I imagined my first boxing match in a boxing ring with boxing gloves. But I’m prepared for any challenge that comes my way.” (Transcribed by MMA Junkie)

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Rampage Jackson Is Done With MMA: ‘That Thrill Is Not There Anymore’

Rampage JacksonQuinton Rampage Jackson has revealed he is done competing in MMA and will be looking to continue his combat sports career in the boxing ring. The former UFC champion and 52-fight MMA veteran hasn’t fought since being knocked out by Fedor Emelianenko at Bellator 237 in December 2019. Jackson is now ready to continue his […]

Rampage Jackson

Quinton Rampage Jackson has revealed he is done competing in MMA and will be looking to continue his combat sports career in the boxing ring.

The former UFC champion and 52-fight MMA veteran hasn’t fought since being knocked out by Fedor Emelianenko at Bellator 237 in December 2019.

Jackson is now ready to continue his fight career but in a different sport.

“This is the thing that people don’t understand about me, I’ve been fighting MMA for so long and I’ve been fighting the best people in the sport,” Jackson told reporters during Triller’s Triad Combat press conference on Monday. “I win some and I lose some, but that thrill is not there anymore in MMA like when I started.”

Rampage Jackson Wants To Square Off Against Shannon Briggs

“Me stepping into a boxing ring with someone of the caliber of Shannon, I’ll have that rush,” Rampage said. “In the training camp, I’ll get that rush. If I don’t get this right, I can get knocked out – and that’s what I need. That’s what made me so successful in MMA and I lost that over the years by fighting everybody and doing that.

“I accept the challenge. I think Shannon would be a real tough boxing match. If I’m going to be 100 percent honest, I didn’t imagine fighting him in Triad Combat. I never imagined fighting him in anything like that. I imagined my first boxing match in a boxing ring with boxing gloves. But I’m prepared for any challenge that comes my way.”

‘Rampage’ has been beefing with Briggs on social media for some time now. It appears the two are edging closer to squaring off in the boxing ring or Triad Combat which is a new striking sport that matches boxers against MMA fighters.

“Me stepping into a boxing ring with someone of the caliber of Shannon, I’ll have that rush,” Rampage said. “In the training camp, I’ll get that rush. If I don’t get this right, I can get knocked out – and that’s what I need. That’s what made me so successful in MMA and I lost that over the years by fighting everybody and doing that.

“I accept the challenge. I think Shannon would be a real tough boxing match. If I’m going to be 100 percent honest, I didn’t imagine fighting him in Triad Combat. I never imagined fighting him in anything like that. I imagined my first boxing match in a boxing ring with boxing gloves. But I’m prepared for any challenge that comes my way.” (Transcribed by MMA Junkie)

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Cyborg Says Harrison Is ‘Acting Like Ronda Rousey Did In The Beginning’

Cris Cyborg is not all that impressed with what she has seen from Kayla Harrison so far.

With Harrison looking to test the waters of free agency after a successful run in the PFL and the UFC seemingly uninterested in her, Bellator has become the to…

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Cris Cyborg is not all that impressed with what she has seen from Kayla Harrison so far.

With Harrison looking to test the waters of free agency after a successful run in the PFL and the UFC seemingly uninterested in her, Bellator has become the top candidate for the Olympian if she decides to sign elsewhere. Of course, the biggest fight for her if that happens is one of the best to ever do it, featherweight champion Cyborg.

However, Cyborg does not seem to be taking this as a serious threat, as she explained in a recent interview. She compared Harrison to another former Olympic judoka, Ronda Rousey, in that she is being outspoken because she wants people to know who she is, even though she has not fought enough to prove her skills.

“I believe Kayla is just doing like Ronda Rousey was doing in the beginning. I was a champion in Strikeforce, and Ronda started talking about me and all that because people didn’t know who she is at that point. So I think that she’s just following the things that Ronda did in the beginning, she’s just in the beginning too,” Cyborg said.

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“I don’t think that she’s gonna leave the PFL. If she left the PFL, then she would be welcomed in Bellator and we can make the fight happen. I just feel like for some reason, I don’t think she’s gonna leave there, but she’s searching online. Let’s see what’s gonna happen. It will be a great fight.”

Another option that Cris Cyborg says that she is down for if Kayla Harrison re-signs with the PFL is doing a cross-promoted fight to still see who the better fighter is. This is something Bellator has done before with Rizin, so it is not out of the realm of possibilities.

“Even if she stays in the PFL, we can still make this fight happen, cross-promotion. But I believe this fight can happen like boxing, have the A-side and the B-side. I know she’s been fighting for two years and that’s it, but she has 50,000 followers. She’s touched the fans a lot. So this fight can happen anytime, just make it like boxing, A and B-side. It’d be a great fight,” Cyborg said.

It is worth watching to see where Kayla Harrison ends up. That said, fighting Cris Cyborg would be basically the biggest thing she could do right now, even if it took place in a cross-promoted environment.

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Cris Cyborg Open To Facing ‘Last One To Beat Amanda Nunes’ Cat Zingano Next

Cris CyborgCris Cyborg is down to face Cat Zingano next. Cyborg recently defended her women’s featherweight title with a dominant first-round knockout victory over Sinead Kavanagh at Bellator 271 earlier this month. Following the fight, Zingano called to face Cyborg next to which the latter responded. Of course, nothing is confirmed yet and the decision is […]

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Cris Cyborg is down to face Cat Zingano next.

Cyborg recently defended her women’s featherweight title with a dominant first-round knockout victory over Sinead Kavanagh at Bellator 271 earlier this month.

Following the fight, Zingano called to face Cyborg next to which the latter responded.

Of course, nothing is confirmed yet and the decision is all up to Bellator and Scott Coker. But if it does end up happening, Cyborg is happy for the opportunity to face one of the big names in WMMA.

“I don’t pick who I want to fight, but you threw that and if it happens, it happens,” Cyborg told MMA Junkie. “Cat Zingano is a great fight. The girl beat Amanda Nunes, the last one to beat Amanda Nunes, and she’s undefeated in Bellator, and I’m happy to have the opportunity to fight her.”

Cris Cyborg Happy To Have Quick Turnaround

If Cyborg ends up fighting Zingano in January as she wishes, it would also be a quick turnaround for the Brazilian which is something she’s always looking to have.

“It’s nice when I have a quick turnaround,” Cyborg said. “Just rest a little bit then back to training again. It’s very nice, it’s a long camp, but I train everyday. So if I train everyday, it’s not just training for the camp. I train everyday, so when it’s close to the fight, I just make a plan on how the fight is gonna work, the game plan of the fight.”

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