"You know what? Honestly I put my time in. I did my thing," Jackson said of his MMA career. "I feel like I think my next challenge is if I go somewhere, I want to be very exciting. Maybe I want to try some boxing and see if I do some boxing or kickboxing … I think my strategy, I’ve done jiu-jitsu tournaments, wrestling tournaments, kickboxing fights, but I’ve never done boxing. I think that’s my biggest challenge, to see if I can be a pro boxer. I hear Kimbo Slice is doing pretty good."
Jackson says he's ready to leave the UFC behind after his Jan. 26 fight with Glover Teixeira.
"I’ve been mad at UFC for long time, and it turned me into a very negative person," Jackson said. "I just want to be a positive person. That's the first thing I do is get rid of all the negativity out of my life. I had a lot of negative friends, even some negative family members, and I'm getting rid of the UFC out of my life. I just want to be a positive person and positive role model for my kids and for other young people coming up."
Jackson fights Teixeira on the UFC on FOX 6 card slated for Chicago.
"I just want a positive life," Jackson said. "No matter what the outcome on Jan. 26 is, I’m going to be happy with everything because I’ve trained very hard and I trained to destroy Glover. I trained every aspect, on the ground, wrestling, standup, everything. I trained to be strong and then leave UFC on a positive note and go on with my life. The UFC will be my past."