Quinton Jackson's Behavior at Bellator 120 Weigh-Ins Slammed By Commission Member
Posted by Jeremy Thomas on 05.19.2014
"The worst I've ever seen in sports"...
The shove from Quinton Jackson to Muhammed Lawal at the Bellator 120 weigh-ins have been taken to task by the head of the Mississippi Athletic Commission. Jackson was fined $10,000 and briefly removed from the card following the incident and only got reinstated after apologizing to Jon Lewis, who spoke with MMAjunkie about the incident. Check out the highlights:
On Jackson's actions: "His behavior was the worst I've ever seen in professional sports."
On the fine: "Hitting him for [$10,000] is light, I will say...I believe that he had another offense like that that was a several thousand dollar fine recently."
On Jackson's reaction after the shove: "His reaction to me was, ‘f–k you, motherf–ker, fine me. I said, ‘You're getting it.' And it kept elevating back and forth … and it went to the point where I thought, geez, he's going to take a swing at me."
On nearly pulling Jackson from the card: "He'd be pulled out of any other professional sport. I'm the head commissioner. I didn't want this to happen to me. You can take a football player out of a game and you don't hurt the team that much, per se. There's a replacement."
On not wanting to punish Bellator by yanking Jackson: "This whole thing was set up around this fight, and I'm not going to punish Bellator for that."
On Jackson's attitude: "Quinton is going to have to learn to cool it. Will he ever do it? I don't know."