Mike Jackson News
Kelvin Gastelum praises Pat Miletich after suffering stoppage loss to Mike Jackson: "Still got that dawg in him"
Josh Evanoff - October 17, 2023
Jake Shields charged with misdemeanor battery following alleged December attack on Mike Jackson
Josh Evanoff - October 4, 2023
UFC Hall of Famer Pat Miletich set for comeback fight in a grudge match against Mike Jackson
Cole Shelton - July 24, 2023
Sean Strickland jokes about canceled sparring session with Mike Jackson: "Would be like f*cking up a child"
Josh Evanoff - June 2, 2023
After brawl with Jake Shields, Mike Jackson reveals former UFC champion is challenging him to a fight: "Take your old a*s to sleep"
Josh Evanoff - December 20, 2022
UFC welterweight Mike Jackson has a lot of MMA legends coming after him lately. ‘The Truth’ has been out of action since a loss to Pete Rodriguez in October. The defeat set Jackson back, as he was previously riding a two-fight unbeaten streak. However, the part-time fighter wouldn’t be out of action for long, as he ran into Jake Shields last week.
Jake Shields reportedly banned from UFC PI, facing assault charges for attack on Mike Jackson
Susan Cox - December 19, 2022
Jake Shields has reportedly been banned from UFC PI and is facing assault charges for his attack on Mike Jackson. The UFC Performance Institute is the official mixed martial arts facility for the Ultimate Fighting Championship. The building is located in Enterprise, Nevada opposite the UFC Apex.
VIDEO | Jake Shields confronts Mike Jackson for calling him a "Nazi," altercation ensues
Cole Shelton - December 16, 2022
Jake Shields and Mike Jackson had an altercation today that turned physical. According to Shields, Jackson has called him a Nazi on social media which the former UFC title challenger was not happy with. The two have gone back and forth on social media and on Friday, they finally saw each other. Once they did, Shields took Jackson to the ground and was holding him there, and tried to land some ground and pound. Jackson – who has also fought in the UFC – is heard asking people to get Shields off of him, before Jake was eventually removed.
Mike Jackson still just fighting for "shits and giggles", but confident he'll KO Pete Rodriguez at UFC Vegas 62: "Everyone knows I'm coming for the knockout"
Cole Shelton - October 13, 2022
Mike Jackson will be returning to the Octagon on Saturday for the second time in 2022. Jackson fought Dean Barry in April, and he won by DQ due to Barry eye-gouging him. After the win, Jackson was unsure when he would fight again but will make a relatively quick turnaround as he’s set to face Pete Rodriguez at UFC Vegas 62.
Just Scrap Radio Ep. 96 with Brandon Royval, Jonathan Martinez, Mike Jackson, and Victor Henry
Cole Shelton - October 11, 2022
Mike Jackson responds to Dean Barry's comments that he didn't want to fight: "I tried to give that f*cker the benefit of the doubt"
Josh Evanoff - April 25, 2022
UFC welterweight Mike Jackson isn’t pleased with Dean Barry’s comments that he wanted out. In the opening prelim bout of UFC Vegas 52, ‘The Truth’ faced off against ‘The Sniper’. However, it quickly became apparent that the fight wasn’t exactly going to go off without a hitch.
Mike Jackson reacts after winning via disqualification at UFC Vegas 52: “My balls finally stopped hurting after 4 hours”
Fernando Quiles - April 24, 2022
Mike Jackson earned a victory at UFC Vegas 52 but how he got there was less-than-ideal. Jackson shared the Octagon with Dean Barry inside the UFC Apex on April 23. The story of this fight boils down to Barry’s failure to control his weapons. Barry dug his fingers into the eye of Jackson and it appeared to be blatant. This led to a disqualification win for Mike Jackson.
Mike Jackson opens up on CM Punk fight being overturned to a No Contest due to a failed drug test for marijuana: "It was comical"
Cole Shelton - April 22, 2022
Mike Jackson has opened up on his fight against CM Punk being overturned to a No Contest. Jackson earned a decision win over Punk at UFC 225 in Chicago, but about two months after the fight, he got a letter from the Chicago commission saying he failed his drug test. The news surprised him as he did everything Jeff Novitsky and the UFC told him to, but the only thing that happened was the fight got overturned.
Mike Jackson back in the UFC for "shits and giggles" but expects to KO Dean Barry at UFC Vegas 52: "It will be an easier fight than the Punk fight"
Cole Shelton - April 20, 2022
Mike Jackson is back fighting again in the UFC as he will welcome Dean Barry to the promotion at UFC Vegas 52. The two were booked to fight in January and in May of 2021, but visa issues on both sides caused the fight to be scrapped. According to Jackson, this is a fight the UFC wanted to make so he wasn’t surprised when they made it for the third time.
Just Scrap Radio Ep. 75 with Maycee Barber, Montana De La Rosa, Yancy Medeiros, Mike Jackson, Claudio Puelles, Ike Villanueva, Danny Sabatello
Cole Shelton - April 19, 2022
Mike Jackson, former CM Punk opponent, reportedly set for UFC return against Dean Barry
Tom Taylor - December 22, 2020
Mike Jackson, one of the two men to fight pro wrestling legend CM Punk, is reportedly set to return to the UFC’s Octagon. According to Mike Heck of MMA Fighting, Jackson has been tasked with welcoming Ireland’s Dean Barry to the Octagon. The fight will reportedly go down on January 20 on Fight Island.
Mike Jackson and Aaron Chalmers swap trash talk over possible Bellator bout
Tom Taylor - June 17, 2018
At UFC 225, Mike Jackson picked up his first UFC win, authoring a lopsided decision defeat over former pro wrestler CM Punk. Unfortunately for Jackson, the win didn’t go over well with UFC President Dana White, who doesn’t seem to have any interest in keeping him around. “I don’t know what that guy did for a living before we gave him the shot, but whatever it was, he needs to go back and do that again,” White said of Jackson post-fight. “He’s 0-2 as far as I’m concerned.”
WWE's Daniel Bryan thinks he could take Mike Jackson 'on the ground'
Drake Riggs - June 12, 2018
At UFC 225 this past Saturday, we saw the CM Punk experiment’s likely end. The former WWE star fought Mike Jackson in a losing effort. Of course, now that we’ve seen the ridiculousness of it all, it will prompt future questions for current WWE stars like Daniel Bryan…who was recently asked on an Instagram live video if he thinks he could beat CM Punk’s most recent opponent in a fight.
Mike Jackson on CM Punk fight: "I never wanted to hurt the guy"
Tom Taylor - June 12, 2018
Last Saturday night, in the opening bout of the UFC 225 main card, Mike Jackson authored a decisive decision defeat of former pro wrestler CM Punk. Despite the lopsided nature of his win, however, Jackson found himself on the receiving end of some serious backlash from UFC President Dana White, who seemed to be angry that Jackson didn’t take more risks in attempt to finish his foe. Speaking on Monday’s edition of The MMA Hour, Mike Jackson acknowledged that he was perhaps not as aggressive as he could have been. He also divulged that he was worried what a loss to CM Punk might do to his reputation, and that he didn’t want to give the outmatched pro wrestler any long-term damage.
Dana White not interested in Artem Lobov vs. Mike Jackson fight: "Artem might kill him"
Thomas Taylor - June 11, 2018
Mike Jackson has "nothing but respect" for CM Punk, praises foe's heart
Tom Taylor - June 10, 2018
Last night, in the opener of the UFC 225 main card, Mike Jackson picked up a lopsided decision win over former pro wrestler CM Punk. Despite the fact that Punk seemed to have very little to offer Jackson in this fight, the former WWE star’s heart impressed onlookers worldwide. Apparently, it also impressed Jackson.
UFC 225 Results: Mike Jackson defeats CM Punk (Hihglights)
Chris Taylor - June 9, 2018
Former WWE star Phil Brooks (aka CM Punk) returned to the octagon tonight in front of his hometown of Chicago where he squared off with Mike Jackson in the first bout of the UFC 225 main card. Both men, CM Punk and Mike Jackson, entered tonight’s contest with an 0-1 record and thus were searching for their first professional mixed martial arts victory.
EXCLUSIVE | Mike Jackson goes in-depth on matchup vs Phil Brooks, won't buy into CM Punk hype
Mike Pendleton - June 8, 2018
Mike Jackson is getting his second UFC fight in enemy territory against a guy who has quite the following, and that’s why this fight has become what it is. When Jackson takes on Phil Brooks, better known as CM Punk, he’ll do so at the United Center in Chicago, Punk’s hometown. However, if you’re willing to take a step back and remove the former WWE superstar’s name from the fight, Jackson says you would see why he’s so fired up and confident headed into this one.
Mickey Gall explains why he's picking CM Punk to beat Mike Jackson at UFC 225
Thomas Taylor - June 6, 2018
This Saturday night, in the first bout of the stacked UFC 225 main card, former pro wrestler CM Punk will compete in his second mixed martial arts bout. His opponent in this sophomore effort will be Mike “The Truth” Jackson. Heading into this fight, Punk and Jackson are both 0-1 as professional mixed martial artists. Both of their losses, interestingly, came courtesy of the same man: one Mickey Gall.
EXCLUSIVE | Mike Jackson will be getting "a large payday" for CM Punk fight
Tom Taylor - May 4, 2018
Ahead of UFC 225, Mike Jackson will be referring to CM Punk as "Phil Brooks" and nothing else
Tom Taylor - April 30, 2018
At UFC 203, which went down in September of 2016, former pro wrestling superstar CM Punk took his first steps into the MMA cage. While he showed off some impressive toughness in this MMA debut, the fight itself went pretty disastrously, as we he was mauled to a first-round submission loss by his opponent Mickey Gall. At UFC 225, which goes on June 9 in his native Chicago, Illinois, CM Punk will look to erase the memory of this disappointing MMA debut, as he takes on the dangerous Mike “The Truth” Jackson. As this fight draws closer, we can expect plenty of mic time from both Punk and Jackson. When Jackson is speaking publicly, however, don’t expect him to call his foe by his pro wrestling monicker. No, he’ll be referring to CM Punk exclusively by the name is mother gave him: Phil Brooks.