Raja Jackson, the son of Rampage Jackson, will soon be a pro fighter.
On Saturday, Jackson was fighting at UFL 2 in his fourth amateur fight as he was taking on Hastings McMillian in Memphis, Tennessee. The fight was set at lightweight and Jackson entered the scrap being 3-0 as an amateur with a second-round knockout win, a 54-second submission victory, and a decision win.
In his final amateur fight, Jackson made sure he ended with a high more as he scored a first-round knockout, which can be seen below.
Raja Jackson, Rampage Jackson’s son picked up a first round finish at #UFL2
Rampage announced he will allow him to go pro in his next fight pic.twitter.com/4URzGfZdqq
— Alex Behunin (@AlexBehunin) May 13, 2023
In the finishing sequence, after the two were clinched, on the break, Jackson landed a big shot that wobbled McMillian and then dropped him. Once McMillian was on the ground, Jackson followed him to the mat and landed heavy ground-and-pound, and the fight was stopped for the first-round knockout.
Rampage thought his son didn’t want it enough
After the victory, Rampage Jackson said he would finally allow his son to turn pro. When exactly Raja Jackson will be making his debut is uncertain, but it was revealed that Rampage will be competing on the same card in his retirement fight as Raja’s pro debut.
Rampage giving Raja the blessing to go pro is a change of heart as he felt his son didn’t want to be a fighter enough.
“My son’s in the right place but I just get on him all the time because I just don’t feel like he want it bad enough because you know when I started fighting, MMA was different. It wasn’t popular,” Jackson said on Paddy Pimblett’s YouTube channel last month. “Nobody knew who you were. You did it for the love and you was hungry and you wanted to prove your skills better than the next man’s skills and the sport has changed tremendously since then.” Rampage’s son Raja Jackson already has tried his hands at amateur fights and his record stands at 3-o.”
What exactly Raja Jackson showed in the past month is uncertain, but Rampage is now ready to allow his son to be a pro MMA fighter.