Jack Massey heading to LA to spar with UFC star ‘Rampage’ Jackson

Chapel’s Jack Massey is heading to LA on Monday (March 16) to spar with UFC superstar Quenton ‘Rampage’ Jackson.

By Ricky Charlesworth
Thursday, 12th March 2015, 8:37 pm
Jack Massey in action at Manchester's Victoria Warehouse.
Jack Massey in action at Manchester's Victoria Warehouse.

Jackson is preparing for his return to the mixed martial arts sport and his camp have asked Massey to attend a five-week training programme.

Massey, 21, says he is looking forward to his maiden trip to the States.

“I’ve not been to America before but I’m looking forward to it,” said Massey.

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“I follow UFC a little but I do know that he (Jackson) is a big star so It will be good to see what intensity he trains at.

“It should be a great experience and will be good to test myself against someone like him - he’s a beast!”

On Saturday Massey made his return to the ring after a five-month absence and overcame Pole Mateusz Gatek with a third round stoppage.

Massey’s last outing was back in October at Manchester’s Victoria Warehouse complex - the scene of last weekend’s bout.

He is now looking forward to the trip to the States and will be looking to build on his latest victory.

The cruiserweight has also been sparring with the likes of world champion Youri Kalenga as well as Brian Rose and Tony Bellew.

Last month he told the Advertiser that he was hopeful of earning a shot at a title at some point this year.

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Jack Massey in action at Manchester's Victoria Warehouse.