Back in 2015 Rampage declared himself a free agent after he claimed Bellator failed to fulfil their part of his contract, he then went on to sign a new multi-fight contract with the UFC – He fought just once under that contract against Fabio Maldonado, after a New Jersey Superior Court Judge ruled against an injunction set forth by Bellator, allowing his UFC return to take place.
After a subsequent lawsuit by Bellator, Jackson resolved his problems and was once again a Bellator fighter, however, he still has obligations to the UFC as part of the new contract with the promotion.
In a recent interview on the MMA Hour, Rampage has stated that his last fight was his last one under Bellator and that he is still under contract with the UFC, however we not seen him again in that promotion either, if he gets his own way, we may actually see him in a boxing ring.
Rampage feels that he has around three fights left in him before he retires and if he can’t get into the boxing ring then a rematch with former UFC Light-Heavyweight Champion Shogun Rua would be a perfect matchup for his UFC return.
“I would love to avenge my loss against Shogun because that’s one loss that doesn’t sit well with me for personal reasons. I love Shogun as a person, we get along great, but as a fighter, I never should have taken that fight with my injury. I was making cash money and I was just blowing through it, and I was living fight to fight. It was that street life.” Rampage stated.