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Quinton Jackson Update (UPDATED)

Update: I incorrectly read a report on MMA Weekly never stated that they were told by the Costa Mesa Police Department that Quinton Jackson had been declared medically UNFIT for booking. They were told that when Jackson arrived for booking, he was declared medically FIT. MMA Weekly asked the CMPD about the reports that Jackson had been hospitalized and asked whether Jackson had to be hospitalized in order to be declared fit. The CMPD told MMA Weekly that such information is not released to the public. We apologize to MMA Weekly for the error in our reporting. was able to speak with a source not affiliated with the CMPD but that is still familiar with their booking practices. The source indicated that if a suspect is declared medically unfit to be booked, they are almost always taken to Western Medical in Anaheim, Calif. for an evaluation. The source indicated that the evaluation in many ways is routine and conducted as a legal precaution (law enforcement officials can be held accountable for the condition of suspects while in police custody). If there is nothing seriously wrong with a suspect, the source indicated that the process can take anywhere from 45-60 minutes and that there is usually a quick turn around because the hospital is minutes away from the Orange County Jail.

We contacted Western Medical and spoke to several sources within the hospital’s administration. We were informed that any information pertaining to a patient could only be released to a member of the patient’s immediate family. Out of all the major hospitals in the Orange County area that we contacted, Western Medical was the only one unwilling to confirm or deny whether Jackson had been admitted.

We also contacted the UFC for a comment earlier this afternoon. The UFC responded and indicated that no official statement by the promotion was available at this time. They stated that all media requests for the time being were being referred to the Costa Mesa Police Department.

We also once again contacted Jackson’s manager, Juanito Ibarra, in hopes of getting Jackson’s side of the story as well an update on his condition. A representative of Ibarra’s indicated that he could not talk about Jackson’s situation at the present time.

  • Ross says:

    Best of Luck to page, hope he gets back on the right path. Thanks for the update Cap, I always know where to go to get the most up to date info.

  • Eugene says:

    Keep up the good work.

  • joho says:

    The UFC is waiting to come up with some BS

  • falkofire says:

    way to Go Sam.. thats really great journalism there. and its this type of coverage that helps set you apart and ahead of all the other echo blogs out there.

    Great Job. and Keep up the Good Work Brotha.

  • Newport says:

    Anyone know if he is diabetic? I have a good buddy who acts this way when his sugar gets low, he’ll flip out on the highway weaving in and out of traffic, stopping in the high speed lane, would ignore all police warnings, and eventually end up in the hospital. I’ve learned to always keep a candy bar around if we’ll be driving for awhile without eating

  • JoHn says:

    i know yall dont like other sites addresses being posted, but believe me jared barnes is no genius or mma guru, i think everybody on this site should be aware of the idiots that lurk in other sites, this site is far superior to the others, they are not a threat, so check it out,,,,

  • JoHn says:

    newport i hope that is the case, there has to be some logical explanation, or atleast i hope

  • Sam Caplan says:

    #3, I really don’t think that’s fair. You know, the UFC doesn’t live with these athletes. They aren’t with them 24 hours and day and they weren’t with Jackson when the incident happened. They might not know much more than we do. Everyone has access to the police reports but right now, it doesn’t look like anyone has access to Jackson’s side of the story.

    I’d really like to hear his side, although for legal reasons, neither he or Juanito Ibarra might be able to speak out for quite some time, which is understandable.

    But now that we know that nobody else was hurt, I don’t think it’s inappropriate to be concerned about Jackson. Personally, I’d like to know why he committed the alleged actions. Something could really be wrong there. Maybe it’s road rage and he needs to get his temper in check… or maybe it’s a medical issue. We don’t know and there’s no reason to speculate further.

  • Ian says:

    The whole story will come out in due time. Nobody was hurt, and hopefully whatever help Quinton needs, he’ll get.

    If the guy has shown anything, it’s that he wears his heart on his sleeve, and is usually pretty candid about everything.

  • JoHn says:

    not too many people bitch about lyoto machida, when he hits and runs.

    sorry, a little bad humor there

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  • joho says:

    hey john that was funny LMAO

  • This just makes me glad I am not famous…. You cant even hit a few things without the entire world watching.

    If all Americans were subject so such media scrutiny… well would we even care?

    Rampage talks about GOD a lot… Maybe GOD will get him a good lawyer that works free like his doctor does?

  • Patrick says:

    Lawyers don’t work for god, they work for the other guy.

  • JollyDV says:

    I just saw Rampage’s mugshot, and it leaves me with a question. In the photos of the arrest Quinton is laying face down wearing a black t-shirt, but in his mug shot his shoulder area is bare as if he is not wearing a shirt. Why would he not be wearing a shirt during the booking process?? I haven’t been arrested so I don’t know exactly what happens, but I have never seen a shirtless mug shot. Just something I noticed.

  • natureboy says:

    i wonder if there will be an official announcement during UFC Fight Night sometime around the start of the Sylvia/Fedor match 😉

  • THORAZINE says:

    After watching that Rampage interview, it looks like it’s possible he’s off medication or needs medication for a disorder like Bipolar OR it could be a thyroid problem.

    Often times athletes that have these types of disorders go off their medication in order to compete and avoid medication side affects. Sometimes people just go off the medication to avoid side affects period.

    Whatever happend it’s really not characteristic of Rampage. I’m sure we’ll find out more soon. Damn’ that whole thing was totally ‘crazy’.

  • Jay K. says:

    Great reporting Sam!

    I hope Rampage gets the help he needs to get back on his feet again and be able to think with a clear mind.

    Thanks again Sam.

    Jay K.

  • NoRegrets says:

    #15 the only reason I can think of about him not having his shirt on is when they book you they check you over for tattoo’s and other marking’s in case you go on the run so they have a better desciption of you.

  • Mitch says:

    I gained a lot of respect for Quintin as a coach on the ultimate fighter series. However, the couple of angry moments that he had on the show displayed that he has some anger issues which I believe he acknowledged on the show. I am sure that the loss to Forrest Griffin was mentally challenging for him. That, combined with some alcohol is no excuse, but maybe the reason he snapped. I hope only the best for him. I think he was good for the sport. Any comments are appreciated.


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