Josh Gross of SI.com has an excellent article up on the current state of affairs with Quinton “Rampage” Jackson. Below are a few interesting tidbits from the article:
Gross On Rampage Firing His Trainer And Manager Juanito Ibarra:
Rampage’s seismic shift from an idolized mixed martial artist began after he relinquished his title on points to Forrest Griffin UFC 86 on July 5. The decision to fire Juanito Ibarra, his trainer, manager and occasionally spiritual mentor, came shortly thereafter…. With defeat as the impetus, Jackson responded to rough terrain by relieving the trainer of his duties, though “bottom line, somehow, someway it all involves money,” said the fighter’s friend.
Gross On Rampage’s Current Mental State:
“He knows what he went through,” said the source. “He knew he had an emotional breakdown that led to a mental breakdown. Not eating and not sleeping kind of helped with that.”
Gross On Jackson’s Search For New Representation And His Next Fight:
As an Aug. 15 court date approaches for the 30-year-old father of four, a search for a new representation is underway. And, though he is only two weeks removed from an incident that allegedly sent pedestrians scurrying for their lives, the UFC is said to be interested in a November return for Rampage with a third fight against Silva.
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