UFC 144 Edgar vs. Henderson - Quinton "Rampage" Jackson förklarar varför han inte lyckades klara viktgränsen och hotar Rich Franklin med stryk

Quinton "Rampage" Jackson
Inatt genomfördes invägningen för UFC 144: Edgar vs. Henderson som går av stapeln idag lördag den 25 februari. Samtliga fighters klarade viktgränsen förutom Quinton "Rampage" Jackson som vägde in på 211 lbs, dvs 5 lbs över viktgränsen som låg på 206 lbs. Jackson förklarade efteråt på Fuel TV varför han inte lyckades klara viktgränsen och sade att han skadat sig tät inpå galan och var på grund av detta inte kapabel till att springa.

Matchen kommer att genomföras och Jackson kommer att betala 20% av sin grundlön till sin motståndare Ryan Bader. Här nedan kan ni läsa Jackson förklaring.

“I wasn’t going to say anything. I thought I was going to make weight. I got injured in my camp and it kind of hindered me from doing a lot running. I didn’t want to miss this fight, this fight was important to me and I fought so hard to get it so I said forget it I’m just going to man up and still make the fight.
 I kept training in other ways but I just couldn’t get the road work in, then I healed up and starting get road work in but it was a little bit too late. I started cutting weight but I had a lot of weight to cut. I cut 21 pounds I just couldn’t get the last six. It’s kind of difficult you got to weigh-in earlier and I kind of underestimated the time. I woke up at three o’clock this morning to cut weight. I cut everything I had.
 I’m not going to say [what the injury is] because I don’t want Ryan Bader to find out and go for it. I’m pretty much healed up right now. I had to cut a lot of weight, I’m not comfortable with saying how much weight I had to cut but it’s the most weight I’ve ever had to cut in my life and when I got off the airplane I knew that I retained a lot of water and I really didn’t eat that much on the airplane, just a few snacks that I brought with me and I was even more surprised that I gained more weight on the airplane. I was like ‘Whoa, what is going on?’, it kind of surprised me. By now I can run so I was running on the treadmill and stuff and I was trying to get it off, I didn’t know I wasn’t going to make weight until a couple of hours ago.”

Rich Franklin
I samband med invägningen som sändes på Fuel TV var UFC-fightern Rich Franklin gästkommentator och han sade i sändning att det var oprofessionellt gjort av Jackson att komma in för tung till invägningen, detta fick Jackson höra efteråt och hotade då med att slå Franklin på käften. Jackson berättade även att hans läkare avrådde honom från att gå matchen.

“My friend already texted me what Rich Franklin said and Rich Franklin needs to watch his mouth for next time I see him. He’s a fighter just like I’m a fighter and he should watch what he says. You don’t question if a fighter takes his fight serious or not. I’m tired of people saying that. So what? I get ups and downs in my fight career just like everybody else but I’m still here. I’ve been around for 11 years but I’m still here. I take all my fights seriously and I’m tired of people questioning me.
 I’m one fighter that I haven’t backed out of a fight yet due to injuries, if I win I win if I lose I lose. I’ve won some fights injured and I’ve lost some fights injured, so that’s just me. I’m the one that has to answer it in the end of the day. That’s why I am the way I am, I get paid to fight, If I get injured the next thing I’m doing is asking my doctor if I can still fight and this time my doctor said no, you can’t fight. Through the grace of the most high I healed up and I kept training through my injury. I trained other things, I didn’t take time off, I kept training but my weight suffered, it happens.”

Kommentarer

  1. Tråkigt att Rampage blev skadad under träningen, självklart är det en giltig anledning till att inte klara vikten, det var ju inte så att han missade med flera kilo utan det var ju bara 5 lbs dvs 2,5 kg.

    Rich Franklin är själv fighter och borde förstå situationen.

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