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Rampage Pulls Swerve, Will Face Ortiz, Not Roy Jones

By Edward Chaykovsky

Former four division champion Roy Jones Jr. (56-8) will not be fighting Quinton "Rampage" Jackson (32-11 MMA record) as the headline bout of the upcoming Bellator pay-per-view on November 2nd. Last week Jackson's camp practically confirmed that he was going to face Jones in a boxing match on the card. But he seems to have had a change of heart. He doesn't want to make his Bellator debut in a boxing match.

Instead, he will do what he does best against the returning Tito "Huntington Beach Bad Boy" Ortiz (16-11), who comes out of retirement to take the fight. Ortiz has lost six of his last seven and announced his retirement after lost to Forrest Griffin in July 2012.

Rampage stated to MMA Fighting - "I'm down to fight Roy -- I'm a big fan of his. He's one of the best boxers ... he's the man. I've seen him knockout guys without even using his hands! This time, I'm going to give the fans what they want, my first fight in Bellator I want it to be an MMA fight ... not a boxing match."

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by kiaba360 on 08-01-2013

Both are faded and coming off losses, and the fight is overdue. However, it's definitely better than RJJ/Rampage. Hopefully Bellator stacks the under-card.

Comment by Sugar Adam Ali on 08-01-2013

add this to the long list of hyped roy fights that failed to materialize benn eubanks michzewlewski buster douglas in 1998 hopkins in 2002 holyfield/tyson/lewis in 03-04 kimbo slice anderson silva that polish cruiser champ martin rogan stevie collins rampage......…

Comment by TaurusJ27 on 08-01-2013

Dana White probably laughed himself to death when he heard about this fight.

Comment by SkillspayBills on 08-01-2013

Tito should freaking retire already. It's over for you!

Comment by RawDawgHasSpokn on 08-01-2013

This is a better fight and quite honestly I didn't want to see RJJ do this to himself. Its sad to see when old boxers go this rout. Aaron Pryor and Riddick "Big Daddy" "Punch Drunk" " Fat N Outashape"…

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