Details are starting to trickle out about what’s wrong with Quinton Jackson, and the news ain’t good. Cage Potato has an anonymous source telling them the following:
Rampage thinks he’s God-He had a falling out with his trainer a couple of days before the first arrest. Basically he has lost his mind and is talking very religious and is saying that he is God. This is the main thing I wanted to keep hidden, but with the second arrest and Dana talking it will come out regardless. He needs some serious help. I don’t know if you would call it schizophrenia or bipolar disorder or what have you, but whatever it is, basically it’s become impossible to have a conversation with him. He is delusional.
As with any uncorroborated source, this is worth taking with a big grain of salt. But it certainly does explain the creepy video taken hours before the whole driving incident. And it also lines up with the scary comments Steve Cofield managed to get out of Dana White last night:
Rampage is … uuuuh. It’s not good right now. I think it’s going to be a while before we get him back. I’m talking as a friend. It’s a sensitive issue. He’s getting a mental evaluation right now, they have an initial 72 hour hold … they’re keeping him longer.
He got bailed out, and as soon as he walked out the door, I said “Holy shit.” Rampage, the UFC fighter, who cares about that. We’re concerned about Rampage, the human being. What matters is his personal life.
If Rampage never fought again, who cares about that. We’re concerned about the man right now. He was up for four days and he was doing some crazy fasting thing. He was up for four days, drinking water and energy drinks, that was it. It’s not good. Rampage doesn’t do drugs. Rampage really doesn’t even drink. This whole thing made no sense to me. (Then) when I got there it made a lot of sense.
So for all of you people in the forums who picked “psychotic break” as the reason behind this situation, congratulations! That’s certainly what it sounds like. The bad news: this seems a lot less temporary than it did just a few days ago. And therefore a lot less entertaining / funny.