Although he has had his fair share of conflict with his ZUFFA bosses in the past, Quinton Jackson was happy to concede that the UFC is undoubtedly the best place for a fighter to earn a living.
Jackson's decision to return to the UFC came as a surprise to fans, pundits, as well as his former employers. After nearly being barred from competing due to an injunction from Bellator, ‘Rampage' is now one of the featured fighters on the UFC 186 main card.
The former light-heavyweight champion credited personal growth from both sides for his decision to rejoin the UFC.
"I talked to Dana on the phone the other day," Jackson said at a media scrum in Montreal. "Dana's cool. I think we all grew up. I had some problems with some stuff I felt like I was receiving, and [UFC CEO] Lorenzo [Fertitta] and I, we talked about it. So this time if I feel like I should receive some stuff that I wasn't getting before, I will talk about it first and see if we can't get it fixed."
In the end, Jackson hopes he can reach a comfortable longterm agreement with the UFC, as he believes that the highest potential to make a decent living lies with them.
"Honestly there's a lot worse shows out there than the UFC. People think that MMA fighters have been treated bad and stuff like that...there are people out there that don't care about your one bit. At least in the UFC you can earn a pretty good living. Other places, I don't see you earning no living like you earn in the UFC."
Transcription taken from MMAFighting.com.