Rampage Jackson Signs With UK's Wolfslair
August 27, 2008
John O’ Regan of FightersOnly.com breaks another scoop with the news of Quinton “Rampage” Jackson signing with the UK based Wolfslair Academy. Wolfslair will serve as both fight and business manager for Jackson. O’ REgan also confirmed via Jackson that he has parted ways with former manager Juanito Ibarra.
“I feel like Wolfslair can make me go farther than I have been; I’m really excited about being able to travel there to train. The guys on the team, they like to laugh and joke around but they train hard and that’s me, that’s what I like to do.”
“I like the tea, I like the â€˜birds’ (English slang for women), and I like the culture. I’m looking forward to learning a lot more about British culture – because America really doesn’t have one (laughs).”
This is certainly an interesting pairing for Jackson. Rampage is said to be close with Wolfslair ace Michael Bisping, training at Big Bear with Bisping on several occasions, and this is likely at the root of Rampage’s decision. Outside of Bisping and Paul Kelly, Wolfslair is a bit bereft top shelf talent and is even more lacking in the coaching and training area. It is hard to see his game make any great leaps with this move to train in the UK. One advantage of the move may be the ability to operate in a low profile environment, which is mentione in the Fighters Only piece.