If Mike Jackson’s days in the Ultimate Fighting Championship are indeed numbered, he won’t have to look far for a potential foe outside the Octagon.
Over the weekend, Bellator MMA talent Aaron Chalmers, a former cast member of MTV’s Geordie Shore — the British equivalent of Jersey Shore — tweeted that he had asked for a matchup with Jackson. Jackson, of course, is coming off a unanimous decision victory over CM Punk at UFC 225 earlier this month. The victorious performance drew the ire of UFC President Dana White, who claimed Jackson was goofing around and said the fighter would not compete in the Las Vegas-based promotion again. Jackson is 1-1 in the Octagon, with a loss to Mickey Gall in his UFC debut.
Chalmers, meanwhile, improved to 4-0 in his MMA career with a first-round submission of Ash Griffiths in his promotional debut at Bellator 200. Chalmers has finished all four of his opponents inside of a round.
Chalmers’ request led to a back-and-forth exchange with Jackson on Twitter:
We have asked for the Jackson fight there is a guy who is 5-1 in bellator who we have also asked for next, so let’s see https://t.co/gezGYtfqAX— Aaron Chalmers (@AaronCGShore) June 16, 2018
1) what is it that I want?— Mike Jackson, Esq. (@TheTruthJackson) June 16, 2018
2) who are you? https://t.co/orPhATWTkx
You messaged me first you muppet https://t.co/ayWxvYpQ7Q— Aaron Chalmers (@AaronCGShore) June 16, 2018
Oh, so that's what we're doing? Did you not mention my name first? "We have asked for the Jackson fight..." And "muppet"? Is that supposed to offend me? https://t.co/2I0aCKhiPx— Mike Jackson, Esq. (@TheTruthJackson) June 16, 2018
I said I’ve asked for the fight you tweeted me so I replied let’s do it? I thought you had some intelligence to put 2 tweets together https://t.co/ZPm9rmyeMe— Aaron Chalmers (@AaronCGShore) June 16, 2018
When Michael Jackson pretends to want it.. but then changes his mind pic.twitter.com/3AJFaLlbqL— Aaron Chalmers (@AaronCGShore) June 16, 2018
Now, I have the British wankas coming at me... pic.twitter.com/FyWAcDpIJF— Mike Jackson, Esq. (@TheTruthJackson) June 16, 2018
So quick run down— Aaron Chalmers (@AaronCGShore) June 17, 2018
Jackson tweeted asking him to tag him in a call out
Tagged him in it
Then he said explain why im tagging him
Now the fight can’t happen because he’s ‘in’ ufc
Back to the World Cup pic.twitter.com/HdFR3o15Cc
1) how am I scared?— Mike Jackson, Esq. (@TheTruthJackson) June 17, 2018
2) you continue to blatantly lie for attention
3) you called out someone in another promotion... for attention
4) looks like you just want attention https://t.co/0yVQo4WM2z
If you don’t want to fight go away bro, Brazil are playing https://t.co/usO1N7V4ND— Aaron Chalmers (@AaronCGShore) June 17, 2018
While Jackson may not get the chance to compete in the UFC again, it’s unclear if he’s been released from his contract with the promotion. However, if he is a free agent, Bellator could have some interest in putting this fight together.