Former UFC light-heavyweight champion Quinton “Rampage” Jackson was admitted to a hospital on Wednesday for a mental health evaluation following an incident in which he was exhibiting “unusual behavior,” Irvine, Calif., police Lt. Rick Handfield told NBCSports.com on Thursday.
This incident came on the heels of Tuesday’s arrest following a car chase in Costa Mesa, Calif.
Handfield said that a passing officer was flagged down on a city street at about 4:30 pm on Wednesday, and one of the people at the residence who was an acquaintance or relative of his told police they were “concerned about some alarming statements and unusual behavior he was exhibiting.”
The responding officer spoke to Jackson, who was cooperative, and officers detained him and transported him to a local hospital for a mental evaluation.
Handfield said Jackson is not being charged with any crime, and was considered a “mental health detainment.”
Jackson’s present status is unclear, as California’s HIPAA laws guarding medical privacy preclude police from giving any further information.
UFC did not immediately return calls for comment.
What the hell is wrong with Rampage??