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Quinton Rampage Jackson Biography

Birth Name: Quinton Rampage Jackson
Born: 06/20/1978
Birth Place: Memphis, Tennessee, USA

Quinton Ramone Jackson was born to Mr. And Mrs. Charles Jackson of Memphis, TN on June 20, 1978. As one of five children, Jackson stood out as the most rebellious and hardheaded, yet cried often to win his way with his siblings. At age 10, Jackson's father moved out due to his battle with drugs and alcohol - a traumatic move which triggered anger issues for the son who often found himself involved in schoolyard fights with bullies who teased him about his family's lack of money. Fortunately, one of Jackson's uncles sat him down and told him if he did not change the path he was now traveling, that he would not live long. When his family moved to an improved neighborhood, Jackson found the challenge of school wrestling a good fit, continuing his pursuit past graduation and into junior college on the amateur level until he was introduced to mixed martial arts (MMA). He earned a quick, solid reputation as a powerhouse MMA fighter, which led to a position overseas with Japan's Pride Fighting Championships in 2001. After many successful bouts against some of Japan's finest - as well as a foray into kickboxing - Jackson left the Pride organization with recognition, solid standing as the newly coined "Rampage" Jackson, and headed back to the States in 2005. The in-demand fighter promptly signed a multi-fight deal with the World Fighting Alliance (WFA).

Accustomed to the theatrics of his sport, Jackson ventured into occasional work as an actor in low-budget action films, including "Confessions of a Pit Fighter" (2005). As Jackson's career and audience grew, so did the popularity of the high-stakes sport. In 2006, Jackson's WFA contract was bought by the parent company of the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) - a worldwide promotion company for the big dollar enterprise - and he entered and won his first fight in 2007. At UFC 71 (Spike TV, 2007), Jackson snatched victory in only one minute, 53 seconds, capturing the UFC Light Heavyweight title. Jackson next became the first man in MMA history to unify a major title, as he defended his championship and additionally took home the PRIDE 205-pound belt in the process at UFC 75 (Spike TV, 2007). Onscreen Jackson continued his predilection for action and horror fare with the little seen crime thriller, "Bad Guys" (2008), and the somewhat well reviewed gorefest, "The Midnight Meat Train" (2008), inspired by a Clive Barker short story. That same year, Jackson - a father of four with three different women - also ran into off-screen drama when he was arrested for felony reckless driving after he was involved in a hit-and-run. Jackson led police on an extensive chase, hitting several other cars - one of which contained a woman who subsequently lost her baby due to the impact, her lawyer claimed. Jackson spent some time in jail, plea-bargained, and had the rest of the charges dropped after a judge cited that the fighting star had successfully completed 200 hours of community service.

Jackson continued to act with the action-drama "Never Surrender" (2009) directed by Hector Echavarria, the Argentine-born kick-boxer and writer-director who further collaborated with "Rampage" on several low budget, action-heavy projects, including "Hell's Chain" (2009) and "Death Warrior" (2009). In the fight world, Jackson had moved on to coaching other fighters, became vocal for alleged mistreatment by his UFC bosses, and put his own ring battles on hold. The move, which created further talk of retirement, was also due to Jackson's 2009 casting as Sergeant Bosco Albert "B.A." Baracus, the war vet who works as a soldier of fortune, in director Joe Carnahan's action-packed film remake, "The A-Team" (2010). Based on the successful television series of the same name (NBC, 1983-87), the breakout character of Mr. T's B.A. Baracus - the mechanical genius and rough-and-tough fighter - became a cult icon. Although he knew he had big shoes to fill, Jackson was a natural candidate for the updated role, and beat out many popular rappers for the part opposite Liam Neeson, Bradley Cooper and Sharlto Copley.