Bellator MMA has signed former UFC light heavyweight champion Quinton Jackson to a multi-year deal.

The agreement will also see “Rampage” join the TNA Wrestling roster, much like former Strikeforce champion and current Bellator light heavyweight Muhammed Lawal. Bellator and TNA jointly announced the signing Tuesday, revealing that Spike TV will produce a special reality series about the fighter to preface his Bellator debut.

“Rampage is a true superstar both inside and outside the MMA cage,” Bellator CEO and Chairman Bjorn Rebney stated in a release. “The partnership that we’ve created with Quinton is unlike anything that’s ever been done in the sports and entertainment arena, and Rampage is the perfect athlete/entertainer to carry it off.”

Jackson, 34, departed the UFC earlier this year amid complaints about how he was treated by the Las Vegas-based promotion. Rampage joined the UFC in 2007 and captured the organization’s light heavyweight title by knocking out Chuck Liddell. Later that year, the Memphis, Tenn., native outpointed Dan Henderson to unify the UFC and Pride Fighting Championships titles.

The hard-hitting light heavyweight would relinquish the belt in his next defense, however, as he was outpointed by Forrest Griffin at UFC 86. Though Jackson would proceed to win four of his next five bouts, he exited the UFC on the heels of three consecutive losses, most recently falling to Glover Teixeira four months ago at UFC on Fox 6.

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