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Quinton Ramone Jackson was born on 20 June 1978, in Memphis, Tennessee USA, of African-American descent. He is a mixed martial artist, actor and retired professional wrestler, probably best known as a former UFC Light Heavyweight Champion and Pride Middleweight Champion.
So just how loaded is Quinton Jackson? Sources state that Jackson has accumulated wealth of over $12 million, his net worth being acquired during his career in MMA and wrestling, as well as during his acting career.
Quinton Rampage Jackson Net Worth $12 million
Jackson grew up in Memphis, having a rough childhood, dealing drugs and often getting into street fights. He first became involved in wrestling at Memphis’ Raleigh-Egypt High School, earning All-State honors as a senior and finishing fifth in the state tournament at 189 pounds. He continued with amateur wrestling at Lassen Community College in Susanville, California, but was expelled for fighting with a teammate. He then switched to MMA, compiling an 11-1 record in various smaller American promotions. His fortune began to increase.
In 2001 he joined the Japanese MMA federation PRIDE Fighting. After being defeated by Kazushi Sakuraba, Jackson went on to capture a number of wins, gathering a large fan base in PRIDE and establishing a decent net worth. He also competed in two kickboxing matches, winning both of them. With a desire to capture the PRIDE middleweight title, Jackson began a rivalry with Wanderlai Silva, however, it proved fruitless. Meanwhile, he scored several Pride victories, such as over Murilo Bostamante, Chuck Liddell, Ricardo Arona and Yoon Dong-Sik, addeingto his wealth.
In 2006 he signed a long-term deal with the World Fighting Alliance, and went on to defeat Olympic silver medalist Matt Lindland. Later that year, WFA was bought out by UFC; after losing a match against Marvin Eastman, Jackson went on to face UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Chuck Liddell in 2007, putting him down in just under 90 seconds and taking the UFC Light Heavyweight title. His popularity was boosted and his net worth greatly improved.
With PRIDE being purchased by UFC in 2007, Jackson got his chance to capture the PRIDE middleweight title held by Dan Henderson at the time, defeating Henderson and unifying the PRIDE middleweight and UFC light heavyweight belts, plus significantly improving his wealth. He went on to participate as a coach in the “Ultimate Fighter 7” in 2008, leading his team against that of Forrest Griffin who eventually won, taking Jackson’s UFC Light Heavyweight title. Later that year he faced Wanderlai Silva, winning the fight and avenging his previous defeats by Silva. In 2009 he won against Keith Jardine, earning a shot to fight against Rashad Evans for the Light Heavyweight title, however, he was unable to fight due to injuries – he eventually faced Evans in 2010, but in a losing effort.
Later that year Jackson signed a new six-fight contract with the UFC, and went on to defeat Lyoto Machida and Matt Hamill; his wealth grew larger. He then earned his second title shot, facing Jon Jones in 2011, but again lost, and another loss followed in 2012 against Ryan Bader, and a year later, he was defeated by Glover Teixeira.
In 2013 Jackson signed a multi-year contract with Bellator MMA and went on to defeat Joey Beltran, Christian M’Pumbu and Muhammed Lawal, further expanding his fortune.
In 2014 he returned to the UFC, and went on to win against Fábio Maldonado. In 2016 he switched to Bellator again, defeating Satoshi Ishii, and then losing to Muhammed Lawal in 2017.
Meanwhile in 2013, he briefly returned to his wrestling career, appearing on Total Nonstop Action Wrestling’s program “Impact Wrestling” as a member of New Main Event Mafia stable.
Aside from his career in MMA and wrestling, Jackson has also pursued an acting career, which has been another source of his net worth. His most notable role was as Sergeant First Class Bosco ‘B.A.’ Baracus in the 2010 action comedy film “The A-Team”. He has also appeared in films “Bad Guys”, “The Midnight Meat Train”, “Death Warrior” and “Fire with Fire”. He is currently involved in filming the action films “Cops and Robbers” and “Brass Knuckless”, both set to be released in late 2017.
In his private life, Jackson has two children with a former girlfriend unknown to sources, and two children with Yuki Jackson, his wife.