Fan Favorite Rampage Jackson is gearing up for a thrilling return to the cage after an absence of nearly four years.
His last bout was in Bellator, where he faced off against the legendary Fedor Emelianenko in December 2019. The match ended with a spectacular first-round knockout victory for Emelianenko.
Since then, Jackson has remained relatively quiet in the combat sports world. There have been only rumors of a potential boxing match against Shannon Briggs.
Jackson signed on as an ambassador for the United Fighters League last year. He has previously said that he would be open to returning, but only for a revenge bout against rivals he cared about.
However, it seems that the silence is about to be broken as Jackson has announced an upcoming showdown with a familiar foe Darrill Schoonover.
Darrill Schoonover made his mark on the MMA scene during his appearance on the TUF season 10. During their time on the show, these two heavyweights clashed often and almost came to blows on several occasions.
At the heart of their feud was Schoonover’s physique, which Jackson openly mocked. Now thirteen years after their rivalry first ignited, it appears that they are finally going to settle their differences inside the cage. They will now be competing under the banner of the UFL.
For his part, Schoonover hasn’t competed since losing to Zeke Tuinei-Willy through disqualification in 2015.
Rampage Jackson announced the bout on the JAXXON Podcast. He revealed, “I’m coming back to fight grudge matches only, so I’m going to fight ‘T**ties’ from The Ultimate Fighter.”
“He just signed the contract, yesterday or today. [The fight will happen] in December, by that time I’ll be like 230 hopefully… The way I got ‘T**ties’ to fight, I said ‘If you beat me, I’ll never call you ‘T**ties’ again’.”
Jackson continued, “He was like ‘Okay’, let’s do this… ‘T**ties’ is going to lose, he’s going to lose. He’s going to have to at least change his Instagram, or do something.”
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