The Mississippi Athletic Commission has fined light heavyweight Quinton “Rampage” Jackson (pictured) $10,000 for shoving opponent Muhammed “King Mo” Lawal during their heated face-off at Friday’s Bellator 120 weigh-ins.
MAC head Jon Lewis told MMAFighting.com Monday that Jackson became irate when he informed him of the penalty after leaving the stage. According to Lewis, Jackson screamed several expletives at him when hearing the news.
Lewis claims he was close to pulling the veteran from Saturday’s main event against Lawal for his unprofessional behavior. Although, after speaking to Bellator officials, Lewis decided that docking Jackson was punishment enough.
Lewis also said Jackson later apologized for yelling at him.
Jackson posted a controversial unanimous decision victory over Lawal to earn next dibs at light heavyweight champ Emanuel Newton.
Bellator 120 took place inside Landers Center in Southaven, Mississippi.
We can discuss whether a $10,000 fine is the appropriate amount another day. However, I’m all for fighters not making contact at weigh-ins. If this is how the precedent is set, so be it.
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