Quinton Jackson Explains Interest in Professional Wrestling

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Light heavyweight Quinton Jackson turned heads last week when he signed with Bellator. However, it wasn’t just Jackson’s decision to ink a deal with the organization that caught the public’s attention. As those who follow wrestling news know, “Rampage” also agreed to showcase his skills on the scripted front with TNA Wrestling.

The 34-year old recently spoke to The MMA Hour about his decision to give professional wrestling a go, explaining he’d been a fan since childhood and was excited to entertain his fans through a new medium

“I don’t know a lot about that world. I used to watch that as a kid before I got into MMA. That’s why I used to do all those slams before I got addicted to knocking people out. I haven’t watched it in a couple of years. From what I heard, the fans liked (my first appearance). Now I have to get used to people telling me what to do. TNA is kind of crazy. They tell me to do an interview, Kurt Angle interrupted my interview. I didn’t know.”

“I’m sure I’ll beat up my body, it’s the same thing people told me about MMA. I don’t plan on being one of those pro wrestlers doing all that crazy stuff. I’m coming into the game with a few injuries. I’m just looking to entertain everybody. I am different from other stuff. I can’t do all that high flying.”

“Everything is brand new, they haven’t told me anything. They don’t know. They think I might learn it faster because I grew up watching it and pretending to be a pro wrestler as a kid, watching it for 17 years. Maybe I’ll get it faster than others, or maybe not.”

SOURCE: The MMA Hour
PHOTO CREDIT: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports


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