In case your unfamiliar with recent goings on in the world of Quinton “Rampage” Jackson, let me try to sum it up as concisely as I can.
Rampage wanted badly on the UFC 144 fight card and was eventually given a spot opposite Ryan Bader. Rampage blew out his knee in training and showed up eleven pounds heavy, before dropping a unanimous decision to Bader. Rampage revealed in an interview that he was curiously put on testosterone replacement therapy during training camp by a UFC-approved doc, which made him feel 25, but contributed to his weight gain.
Rampage felt disrespected by the UFC for criticizing his performance and declares he wants out after one more fight. Rampage was granted his farewell fight wish, getting a long-desired rematch against Mauricio “Shogun” Rua. Rampage found out he has to have both knees operated on (presumably covered by the UFC’s fighter insurance) and won’t be able to fight Shogun right now, after all.
Though Jackson has hardly turned away fans in droves, he’s definitely altered a portion of the public’s opinion of him. Mike Kogan, manager to one of Jackson’s chief rivals in Muhammed “King Mo” Lawal, gave voice to that portion of public opinion via Twitter (as first put on the page by Zach Arnold of FightOpinion).
so rampage talks shit and rants gets both his knees paid for by UFC meanwhile @KingMoFH is drowning in bills and no one cares
If you aren’t up to date on King Mo’s situation of late, I’ve got you covered there, too. King Mo tested positive for a PED (Drostanalone) following a TKO victory over Lorenz Larkin and was suspended for a year. King Mo maintains his innocence, believing the positive drug-screen to have resulted from a supplement he took that didn’t disclose the presence of the PED at the time he purchased it. King Mo had a knee injury operated on, which eventually resulted in a severe staph infection.
King Mo almost lost his leg as a result of the infection and had to have antibiotics administered directly to his heart through a PICC line all day. King Mo had to be switched to “the antibiotic of last resort,” Vancomycin, a potent bacteria killer with strong side effects. King Mo, a Zuffa fighter, is coming out of the woods, but has been rumored to be struggling with medical bills.