There’s no denying Quinton Jackson is a legend of MMA, but it’s fair to say that these days a lot of fans question his motivation.
One of the main reasons is that “Rampage,” 39, no longer appears to be in the peak physical condition that we’re used to seeing. Consider how the former UFC light heavyweight champion looked at 253 pounds for his heavyweight bout last March vs. Muhammed Lawal.
Jackson (37-12 MMA, 4-1 BMMA) lost a unanimous decision that night to Lawal, and now he returns this Saturday in the Bellator 192 headliner vs. Chael Sonnen (29-15-1 MMA, 1-1 BMMA) to kick off the heavyweight grand prix. On Wednesday, “Rampage” declined to reveal his current weight when asked by MMAjunkie’s John Morgan, saying he hasn’t weighed himself in weeks.
Since they say a picture is worth a thousand words, check out this first glimpse of what shape Jackson appears to be in in this official Bellator portrait:
It’s amazing what cutting ketchup out of your diet can do, isn’t it? This looks more like the old-school “Rampage” we know and love. And here he is breaking a little sweat during the open workouts (via Twitter):
Bellator 192 takes place Saturday at The Forum in Inglewood, Calif., and airs on Paramount (formerly Spike) following prelims streamed on MMAjunkie.
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Source: USA Today – MMA Junkie
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