Silva posted a video on his Facebook page on Wednesday saying that Bellator officials have reached out to him offering a main event clash with Rampage in a yet-to-be-announced card in California on Sept. 29.
Like people say, its very hard for a good professional to retire, Silva said. I just got a call from Bellator inviting to be part of the Sept. 29 (card) against Quinton Jackson in the main event in California. Its our fourth bout, I won two of the first three, so its 2-1 for me.
Bellator and Viacom will hold a press conference in New York on June 26 to announce a new landmark distribution deal and a monumental cant miss event. Bellator president Scott Coker, Silva and Jackson will attend the press conference.
Silva (35-13-1, 1 no-contest) defeated Jackson (37-13) twice by knock out inside the PRIDE ring in 2003 and 2004. They met a third time in 2008, but this time Rampage got his hands raised after a brutal first-round knockout.
The Axe Murderer competed only once since leaving the UFC, losing to Chael Sonnen via unanimous decision in his Bellator debut in June 2016.
Rampage is 4-2 under the Bellator banner, but lost his last two to King Mo Lawal and Sonnen. The former UFC light heavyweight champion hasnt fought at 205 pounds since 2014, going 2-2 in catchweight and heavyweight bouts.