Dana White: Rampage Jackson 'went on some crazy fasting thing'


Dana White provided additional comments on the Quinton "Rampage" Jackson arrest and hospitalization this morning on the Opie & Anthony Show on XM Radio.

Among the odder moments of the nearly 12-minute appearance was White, the UFC president, noting Jackson was "born again" in 2003.

Jackson's actions (partying in Las Vegas included) over the past few days don't seem fit in with the Christian tradition and certainly don't provide any answers for his recent behavior.

However, his bizarre diet during that time might provide some clues.

"He went on some crazy fasting thing," White said. "He didn't drink anything but water and energy drinks for four or five days. He didn't sleep a lot."

It's obviously not a clinical diagnosis. But it’s the closest thing to an explanation that’s been offered by anybody close with the former UFC champion to date.

We can only assume that White mentioned religion as a way of saying that Jackson’s a good person -- an opinion that is shared by most people in MMA.

White said Jackson is still in a hospital undergoing a psychological examination.

"He's alright," White said. "When the thing happened it made no sense to me at all."

Then: "I don't know what he's going through right now. He's a friend of mine. He's a good guy."

Jackson, a father of four, becoming a born-again Christian has been noted in numerous publications over the past year. His trainer, Juanito Ibarra, is also a born-again Christian.

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