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Cops Say Jackson Went On Rampage

7/15/2008 7:48 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Former UFC light heavyweight champ Quinton "Rampage" Jackson got busted just minutes ago, and is currently in custody on the way to the clink -- but not before he was ordered to the ground, cops nearby with guns drawn.

Law enforcement sources tell us, Rampage was in a car crash near Newport Beach (that's near Laguna Beach in the O.C.) and then split the scene. Cops gave chase and eventually caught up and charged him with felony hit and run and felony evading arrest.

Here's the deal about the dumbest hit and run ever. Notice the truck he tried evading police in -- the one with the giant picture of him plastered on the side!

We're told there could be additional charges. No word yet on whether Rampage resisted arrest.

Bad week. He got his ass handed to him last week (courtesy of Forrest Griffin) and just got it handed to him again.

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31.

LOL    

LOL talk about dumb criminals, this has to be the ultimate!

2240 days ago
32.

Idiots    

If they were posted on Sherdog forums, it's public domain. The idiot that posted them there has no copyright.

2240 days ago
33.

Afriend    

There are some nasty and racist people who have nothing better to do than to critcize and judge other people for their mistakes.. Rampage is one of the nicest guys i know, I don't think he made the right choice in this case but that doesnt give anyone the right to make fun and say nasty things about this situation. For those of you who don't know him.. he is an all-around great guy.

2240 days ago
34.

Luna    

In the Sherdog story they actually credit the photos as belonging to TMZ.

From the Sherdog article:
"Photos released by TMZ.com show the former champion face down on the street outside the house. It appears Jackson was directed to exit his car at gunpoint. "

Either way, this is crazy! I can't believe he was doing this. What the hell was he thinking?

2240 days ago
35.

kodiack    

YEAH BUT HE BEAT CHUCK LIDDEL..LOL
THATS ALL THAT MATTERS!!

2240 days ago
36.

waggy    

wow i don't know whats worse. what rampage did or TMZ claiming the pictures are theres?

2240 days ago
37.

LRT    

OUCH!

Racist is such a nice legacy to leave your families....NOT!

2240 days ago
38.

Shory    

Wrong Rachel. You're reading one of the many duplicate threads about this. Here's the first:

http://www.sherdog.net/forums/f2/rampage-gets-arrested-newport-beach-ca-all-dicussion-here-814660/

2240 days ago
39.

Andy    

Quinton RAMPAGE Jackson is probably one of the nicest all around great guys I have ever had the pleasure of meeting! Contrary to what a lot of you think, He is not the thuged out Image that is portrayed in the Mix Martial Arts. Thats his job and he does it well. I do to condone him leaving the scene of an accident if in fact thats what happened. Lets let the whole story be told first. Remember that he is only human and try to attempt to reserve judgment especially if you do not know him personally.

Whatever the outcome? Im sure he will step up at except his responsibility and take care of business.

As for the few of you who are posting RACIST comments? GROW THE F UP!

2240 days ago
40.

Party 'till you die!    

Given Dana White's dislike of the UFC's image being soured, it might be a while before he fights for his title again, especially since his truck is a walking UFC poster. But then again, Jessie Taylor is getting another shot at an upcoming fight after knocking out the limo window and acting like a drunken fool at the Palace Station. But even he never went this far. Rampage is a seriously great fighter, but obviously not the brightest bulb out there. He'll fight again for sure though, because he is just too big of a money making name for the company. White surely realizes that he can promote an image his fighters to be as these clean, well behaved outside of the ring people, but he's basically taking people kick the hell out of people and attempting to put a muzzle on them. And WTF happened to Juanito Ibarra, Rampage's quiting if he lost the fight? I guess there's no honor among douches. And congrats to Forrest for the win! A well liked fighter for his self deprecating humility and ability to heart it out in fights against people well above his experience level! This whole deal only served to shove him further into the spot light, until White figures out how to make people ignore stupid moments like these.

2240 days ago
41.

Mr. Obvious    

lets wait to hear the whole story before you bury Rampage under the prison.

2240 days ago
42.

kapuse    

washed up

2240 days ago
43.

Fan Since 2007!!!    

Steroids BAD!!!

2240 days ago
44.

Gabby    

I think ya'll should publicly acknowlege that YOU didn't break this story and that this pics were taken off of Sherdog. One of their forum's members took those pics and ya'll put your stamp on them. Sure it's public domain but now all the other news outlets are getting the story and crediting ya'll as breaking the story ... you didn't ... Sherdog did!

2240 days ago
45.

Party 'till you die!    

The shredded tire does not happen on it's own, looks like he made a bit of a run before he was stopped! So hit and run AND resisting arrest? DOH!!!! There'll still be a rematch, just probably further down the road. I bet this hardly even puts more than a small blip on his career radar. Hell, the loss to Forrest probably sucked more for him than this will. I think. I have to say (gulp), I wonder which way the sentencing for this will go? Will it be as a black man facing the biased court system, or as a well known celeb, with millions of both dollars and fans? I'm betting the celeb route.

2240 days ago
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