Quinton “Rampage” Jackson should be expecting a war ahead of his Bellator 108 bout with Joey Beltran.
Beltran has asked him family not to attend the fight, as he anticpates things will get “ugly.”
“I already told my wife she’s not coming to this fight,” Beltran said on The MMA Hour. “I talked to my family and I said, ‘Listen, it could get pretty ugly.’ I’m going out there to do a job and my job is to entertain for Bellator fighting championships in this fight. Maybe we can start talking about strategizing and game-planning and stuff like that for the next couple of fights going into the 205 tournament, but, right now, me and ‘Rampage’ are being brought out there to entertain the crowd. We had a brief conversation on Saturday and we’re both down to go out there and do it.”
Beltran added that he doesn’t know what to expect, but he’ll be ready for an exciting fight.
“I didn’t know what to expect, I never met Quinton before,” he said. “First of all, he is very polite, very cool. He said, ‘I really respect your style of fighting, let’s go out there and put on an exciting fight.’ I looked him right in the eye and said, ‘I am 100-percent down, man, let’s do it!'”
The two will meet on November 15 at Bellator 108. It will take place at the Revel Casino in Atlantic City, New Jersey.