Imagine if Rampage had stuck with Bellator back in 2014? Instead of fighting Malbobabo in the UFC, he decides to fight Emanuel Newton for the belt. Rampage was coming off wins from: - Joey Beltran (Bellator title challenger, Newton lost rounds to him as well) - Christian M'Pumbu (Former Bellator champion) - King Mo (Former Strikeforce champion) I think he would have beaten Emanuel Newton handily. His boxing would have beaten Newton's awkward style. I personally think it would have been cool to see Rampage win the Bellator Light-Heavyweight Championship a handful of years past his prime. Sure, a reign of his would have eventually been stopped by McGeary, Davis, or Vassell. But this would have added to Rampage's legacy immensely IMO. When Rampage announced he was going to return to Bellator back in 2016, I was excited. I thought he was going to take advantage of his tournament win and fight Phil Davis for the belt (he probably would have lost, but whatever). We got something else entirely. A boring match with Ishii and an unecessary rematch with King Mo at HW. Good move, Scott. I don't think the Bjorn version of Rampage gets enough love. They are his Wizards Jordan years. He is overshadowed by the overweight, slow shell of himself he became from 2016-2019. For reference, Rampage beat Mo in the tournament finals and was supposed to fight Newton in 2014. I think they were training partners or something, idk.