Rampage Jackson Would Fight Deontay Wilder In Boxing Match On Two Conditions
Bellator fighter Rampage Jackson has said he would fight Deontay Wilder in a boxing match but only if agrees to two conditions.
The 41-year old, a former UFC light heavyweight champion, claims he wanted to make the transition from the Octagon to the squared circle long before every man and his dog expressed their interest in crossing over.
He still has the desire but when it comes to WBC world heavyweight champion Wilder, Jackson would want $100 million and a fight in his world to follow on from a boxing bout.
Conor and Floyd have left us with a plague. Fury wants to fight MMA. Floyd has teased some sort of crossover. Rampage Jackson wants to box Deontay Wilder. Masvidal called out Canelo. FOR THE LOVE OF GOD, MAKE IT STOP https://t.co/QjGDrdVeF6- 4 Oz. Freedom (@freedom_oz) November 27, 2019
"I asked Dana White a long time ago, way before Conor McGregor even was around, let me do some boxing," Jackson told TMZ Sports, as per BJPenn.com.
"I'll fight anybody but Deontay Wilder. He's too tall. Unless they give me like $100 mil, then I'd fight him. I'm keeping it real. I don't like to fight tall guys with a long reach.
"I'll tell you what. I'll fight him if they give me $100 mil and we do me one boxing match and one MMA match, then I'll fight him. $100 mil. I'm keeping it real. I don't like fighting them long, tall dudes."
Jackson is the latest MMA fighter to talk about openly about switching to boxing. Recently, BMF title holder Jorge Masvidal issued a call-out to four-weight world boxing champion Saul 'Canelo' Alvarez, who isn't too keen on his challenge.
"I say this with all respect: If I go into his sport, I have nothing to do there. And I think the same about boxing: If (MMA fighters) come into boxing, they have nothing to do here," Alvarez told Little Giant Boxing.
"But looking at it from a business standpoint, it is attractive, but it's not a challenge for me, so it's not my priority."