Former UFC light-heavyweight champ Quinton “Rampage” Jackson has plead guilty to a felony evasion charge in Santa Ana, California. Jackson lost his former title to Forrest Griffin last year and lead Costa Mesa police on a car chase just 10 days after the loss.
Quinton recently defeated rival Wanderlei Silva at UFC 92, and vowed he’d “get his mind right” by dealing with the lingering legal issues before heading into certain title contention once again. He’s kept his word and made the aforementioned plea on Thursday in the Orange County Superior Court.
Jackson’s maintained since his arrest that he was suffering from delirium due to lack of sleep, food, and one too many energy drinks. Apparently it was all part of an ill-recommended cleansing diet.
The former PRIDE fighter must now complete 200 hours of community service, attend mental health therapy and also pay reimbursement for the significant damage he caused during the evasion. Doing so would likely have the felony dismissed and no jail time would need to be served.