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‘Rampage’ Jackson denies taking a dive against Fedor: Non-fighters need to shut up

Quinton “Rampage” Jackson releases a statement after his loss to Fedor Emelianenko at Bellator Japan on Saturday.

Quinton “Rampage” Jackson during the weigh-ins of Bellator: Japan in 2019. Photo by Jun Sato/WireImage

Quinton “Rampage” Jackson was looking to get through another legend in Fedor Emelianenko on Saturday night at Bellator Japan. Instead, he ended up being knocked out in the first round of their headliner fight.

The knockout apparently sparked some speculation that it may have been a fixed fight, which Jackson denied via an Instagram post. He also acknowledged that being overweight may have played a factor in his loss.

When that bag secured and the ladies waiting back in the room ‍♂️ @MKingRingo
@EntangledEntertainment (I’ll never do a fixed fight Fador won fair,i have to get my weight down,that loss was on me.. non fighters need to ) much love to my real fans,you win some lose some ‍♂️

The 41-year-old Jackson currently holds a record of 38-14 (with 24 wins by stoppage). He is 6-3 in Bellator since signing with the company in 2013, and has been fighting at heavyweight since 2015.