According to MMA Fighting, 'Rampage' Jackson shoved Muhammed Lawal at the weigh-ins for Bellator 120 on Friday at the Landers Center in Southhaven, which cost him $10,000 and nearly cost him his chance to compete.
MMA Fighting spoke to John Lewis, head of the Mississippi Athletic Commission, on Monday, and told them that Jackson's push of Lawal is outside the boundaries of permissible pre-fight conduct between licensed combatants.
Lewis says that when he informed Jackson after the weigh-ins that he was to be fined, he says that Jackson became "extremely irate".
Lewis told MMA Fighting that Jackson used a number of expletives "in close physical quarters" to communicate his displeasure with the decision. "He got very irate and at this point was f-bombing me pretty bad," Lewis said.
Lewis said that Jackson's behavior was so outlandish that they explored removing him from the card all together.
Lewis didn't end up doing that, however.
According to MMA Fighting, Jackson later apologized at the venue. "Rampage was very apologetic," Lewis said. "He said he deserved the fine and he was assessed one for it."
The commission gave Jackson a flat fine for common forms of physical misconduct.
MMA Fighting reports that Jackson defeated Lawal on Saturday by unanimous decision, earning 29-28, 29-28 and 29-28 on all three judges' scorecards.
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