Quinton ' Rampage' Jackson played M. A. Barracus in The A-Team (A- Team) movie - the film adaptation of the hit TV series. It has been one of the most difficult roles to choose for casting equipment, due to the physical characteristics to be found in the interpreter and the stress of playing such dynamic and athletic characters - but if anyone was well-prepared for the rigors of stunt-work (minimal though it was), it would be the former Light Heavyweight champion of the mixed-martial arts world.
In fact, the A-Team movie was a who's-who of famous actors. Accompanying Rampage Jackson was a cast that included Bradley Cooper as Fenix, and Liam Neeson as Hannibal. At the time of this writing it remains to be confirmed who will play Murdock. It will be flixtor.to announced soon, as it is expected to begin production in autumn in Vancouver, Canada.
On the battlefront, Quinton Jackson had a big fight on his hands at UFC 123 when he faced Lyoto Machida light heavyweight in action. Before the fight, Rampage had been giving his opinion on the style of the sometimes not so exciting Machida:
"Why change it because I'm paired with him? Why change the way I like to fight just because someone who runs is across from me? I'm ready for any fight. I prefer to fight someone that will give a show like me, and who will put up and explode. People like that are true warriors; true fighters like the aggressive fighting styles of BJ Penn and Matt Hughes. I like to see people like that. I feel I have a fighting spirit, a spirit of a true warrior. When you get into the Octagon, you simply have to bring it and lay it all on the line. Because to fight in mixed martial arts takes guts, man. It's not like boxing where guys are hugging and trying to go for a decision. We are MMA fighters - we are the world's best athletes. I hate to see the change in our sport and boxing, where people do not even want to fight. I cannot even see a real boxing match anymore."
Of course, these words ring with a lot of truth coming from a man that went through veritable wars in PRIDE and the early UFC. Rampage has destroyed opponents, and taken a handful of defeats, himself - but he always came to throw down and throw down brutally. Perhaps in his new fight career with Bellator MMA that organization will honor their promise to him that he can participate in any movie roles coming his way.
Mr. Jebediah is a staunch supporter of UFC fighter (former) Rampage Jackson. Now with the Bellator organization, Rampage's star continues to shine brightly, as he is yet to be defeated. For more information on his extensive fighting career, check out this article dedicated to Mr. Jackson: