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Watch Rampage Jackson's TNA Impact Wrestling debut

Quinton "Rampage" Jackson walks out of the ring

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"Seinfeld" fans spent nine years watching a show about nothing.

If you want to spend four minutes and 16 seconds of your life watching the same thing, but with less comedy and looser-fitting jeans, watch Quinton "Rampage" Jackson's debut appearance on Impact Wrestling after he signed with Bellator and TNA earlier this week.

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Rampage Jackson signs with Bellator and TNA

Quinton "Rampage" Jackson has signed to fight for

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Former Pride and UFC champion Quinton "Rampage" Jackson has signed a multi-year deal with Bellator MMA, TNA Wrestling and Spike TV, the companies announced Tuesday.

Rampage has always been an outspoken individual, evidenced by his interviews and his time as a coach on "The Ultimate Fighter" opposite rival Rashad Evans.

As part of his deal, Rampage (32-11) will be...

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Bellator + big names = hit or miss

King Mo Lawal controlled Gegard Mousasi on the

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As quickly as the outrage over Jon Fitch being cut by the UFC spread across the Internet and social media last week, so too did calls for the former welterweight title contender to join Bellator or the World Series of Fighting

Even Dana White, the president of the UFC and the guy who cut Fitch, said as much.

"I'm glad that so many people are behind him," White said in the media...

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Still watching the King Mo knockout

King Mo arrives at Spike TV's 6th Annual

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Late to the party on this one a bit, since I passed out on the couch Thursday night. But watching the Bellator fights the following night, I was treated -- like many of you were -- to a fascinating knockout of King Mo Lawal by Emanuel Newton.


Emanuel Newton and his spinning back fist, thrown blindly and landing flush to the face of King Mo, the prohibitive favorite to win the Bellator...

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Bellator MMA comes to Brooklyn

Construction workers outside Barclays Center in Brooklyn. (September

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First, the Nets, then the Islanders. Next up: Bellator MMA.

Bellator, the No. 2 MMA promotion, takes its turn being a part of Brooklyn's new Barclays Center.

For five Brooklyn Nets games in the next 32 days, Spike TV and Bellator will set up shop at the new arena with open workouts, meet and greets, and games.

Bellator featherweight champion Pat Curran will do the first session...

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Bellator features actual brackets for Season 8 tournaments

Bellator Season 8 light heavyweight tournament bracket

As Bellator moves to a higher profile on Spike in 2013, the MMA promotion is tweaking its tournament structure with the addition of brackets.

Yes, brackets. You know, those sheets of paper with a bunch of horizontal and vertical lines that start on opposite sides and meet in the middle with one line and one name on that final line denoted by the word "Champion."

This represents...

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Bellator moves to Thursday nights on Spike in 2013

Bellator lightweight champion Michael Chandler arrives at Spike

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When Bellator moves to Spike in 2013, fights will air live on Thursday nights at 10 p.m. beginning on Jan. 17, the company announced Tuesday.

Season 8 for Bellator brings a new network, new night, new time slot, new logo, new fighters and new title fights. The season kicks off with Pat Curran vs. Patricio Pitbull for the featherweight title. That night will end with a second title fight as...

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