Rampage Jackson is quite the busy bee lately, having made his professional wrestling debut with TNA a number of weeks ago before joining the premier babyface stable, the Main Event Mafia, and started the planning stages of booking his very first match.
However, he's still got commitments to Bellator and various other endeavors with Viacom. Now, according to MMAJunkie.com, that could include a boxing match against Roy Jones Jr. later this year on pay-per-view (PPV).
From the report:
An unveiling of Bellator fighter Quinton "Rampage" Jackson's plans with the promotion will likely include a pay-per-view boxing match with former multi-division boxing champ Roy Jones Jr., multiple sources close to the event today told MMAjunkie.com.
The fight is expected to take place at the end of the year, though a date and weight class for the bout could not immediately be confirmed. It's also unclear how the event will be branded given Bellator and parent company Viacom's focus on MMA.
Viacom obviously sees Rampage as a cash cow, capable of pulling his weight in pro wrestling, mixed martial arts, and, now, boxing. But it's fair to wonder if Jackson is stretching himself too thin by biting off far more than he can chew.
Then again, it's possible none of this comes to fruition and he'll be able to focus solely on figuring out how to take bumps and how to pull his punches without making his offense look ridiculous inside a pro wrestling ring.