A UFC vet who competed in MMA from 1997 to 1998, Jackson took part in the UFC's first Light Heavyweight title fight against Frank Shamrock at Ultimate Japan 1 after wining the UFC 14 tournament. Before entering MMA he was a highly decorated amateur wrestler, a four time NCAA Division 1 All-American first for Louisiana State and then Iowa State. He won an Olympic gold medal for freestyle wrestling at the 1992 Barcelona games. After retiring he went on to become the head coach for the Iowa State wrestling team.
|Place of birth||Pheonix, Arizona, USA|