Former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) light heavyweight champion Quinton Jackson has a thyroid problem (seriously) and will no longer be making the light heavyweight limit of 205 pounds.
So “Rampage” instead settled on a catchweight bout of 235 pounds.
Imagine his surprise when Jackson discovered that no, his bout was actually at heavyweight, something his opponent had already been aware of while preparing for their Bellator 175 rematch.
“I don’t care what ‘King Mo’ says about my weight or what anybody else says,” Jackson said on the Bellator 175 conference call (via MMA Fighting). “I’m doing Bellator a favor by giving them the rematch with ‘King Mo,’ and he had a problem dealing with me at 205. He’s going to have a problem dealing with me at 260, in shape.”
Assuming he has recovered from his recent abortion.
Jackson (37-11) turns 39 in June and hasn’t competed three times in one year since debuting with UFC back in 2007. In fact, he’s only registered two bouts in the nearly three years since he last faced (and defeated) Lawal.
Add another 50 pounds to that equation and we can expect … well, I guess we’ll find out a week from Friday night on Spike TV.
Source:: mma mania