Former UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Quinton Jackson made no secret of his differences with his former boss UFC President Dana White, but it doesn’t sound like he is going to have the same problems with his new boss Bellator CEO Bjorn Rebney. Jackson did a recent interview where he had some very kind things to say about his new boss that kind of sound like parting shots at his old one, and he also talked about his plans to fight before the end of the year.
Jackson told Sherdog.com…
On Bjorn Rebney:
“Bjorn Rebney, he’s like one of the best promoters I ever met. The guy’s super cool. He understands fighters. It’s like the guy gets it. It’s like he used to be a fighter. It’s kind of like Nick Diaz doing his own promotion. … I would fight for Nick because he’s a fighter and he knows how to treat fighters. Bjorn Rebney’s like that. That’s why I made the move that I made. I did not quit MMA. I’m still fighting. I will fight before the year’s over with and I will do pro wrestling as well.”
“The reason why I went to TNA instead of WWE … is because TNA is under the Viacom umbrella and TNA has got Hulk Hogan and the other cool wrestlers, like Sting and everybody, and I actually like TNA. I like the format. I like how friendly they are. … I have nothing against the WWE. … They’re cool. I just feel like I fit in more with TNA.”
On getting a reality show and acting:
“I couldn’t pass up on that dream to do pro wrestling, and Viacom gave me my own reality show, which starts shooting very soon, and Viacom [owns] Paramount Pictures, and they’re going to have me doing movies. The first movie I’m doing is the one I wrote.”
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