I can only imagine the Klitschko brothers gathering around the kitchen table for a family breakfast and flipping open their iPad only to read that another MMA fighter plans to move to boxing after their MMA career is finished. In this imaginary scenario, I’ve always envisioned Vitali Klitschko slaving over a hot stove, draped in a pastel colored apron while his brother, Wladimir, patiently sits at the table with his legs crossed, reading the New York Times. These are the things that keep me up at 3:10am on a Thursday morning. I can’t necessarily explain it. It just happens.
Rampage Jackson had a brief chat on the ESPN UK UFC podcast this week and mentioned that when he eventually retires from MMA, he would like to try boxing.
“I hate fighting people who are scared. When you fight somebody who is scared you never know what they’re going to do. They turn and run.
“That’s why I’m gonna go to boxing. I’m gonna try boxing because they’ve got to stand with you. If I get knocked out I don’t care because at least it’s a fight.
“I’ve tried a lot of boxing, I’m falling in love with boxing and I know I can put butts on seats over there.”
My suggestion is Rampage Jackson should try out for a role in Broadway’s ‘Jersey Boys.’ If he’s not satisfied, then he should transition to boxing — but I’m relatively sure Rampage will be content as the focus of a musical. [Source]