Bellator CEO Says Rampage Jackson's Knees Feel Better Than Ever
Posted by Jeremy Thomas on 09.25.2013
The best they've felt since he was 18...
Bjorn Rebney recently spoke with MMAjunkie about Quinton "Rampage" Jackson's physical status following platelet-rich plasma therapy to fix his knees ahead of a fight with Tito Ortiz at Bellator's debut PPV. Check out the highlights:
On Rampage's physical status: "He said his knees haven't felt this good since he was 18...It's one of those processes where there's not a rehab period after you get done doing it. You can literally start utilizing your knees immediately when the process concludes."
On Rampage having a poor showing at the end of his UFC run: "I sat down and had a lot of conversations with Quinton about what was missing, and the thing that he kept going back to over and over again was, 'I've been fighting on knees that I couldn't even press off on.' We were at the office one day and he took me down to the car, and he was like, 'I can't even get in an out of my car. If I can't get this fixed, I'm never going to be the fighter that I was again.' So we looked at the different options, and this was the first step. If this worked perfectly, and it worked really well, then we could stop with that step. If it didn't, then the option was to have knee surgery. But this worked well so well that we haven't needed to do anything else."
On helping him pay for the treatment: "We worked with 'Rampage' as part of a bigger overall process on it to make it work for him economically. I don't want to get into all the specifics. We didn't pay for it, but we worked a process out to cut the cost very substantially for him."