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Bellator 157 medical suspensions released, Rampage Jackson reveals thyroid problem

Jean-Yves Ahern-USA TODAY Sports

Bellator 157 "Dynamite 2" at Scottrade Center in St. Louis took place back on June 24, 2016. The headline fight of that card was former UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Quinton "Rampage" Jackson fighting judo gold medalist Satoshi Ishii.

In the days following the fight, which Jackson won by split and somewhat controversial decision, the man from Memphis revealed on the MMA Hour that he has a medical condition called hypothyroidism which causes weight gain.

"I've been dealing with this for like a year. I've been keeping it kind of to myself. It kind of bummed me out. If I don't stay on top of it, I gain weight really fast. That's what's been going on. I've been noticing after my fights I've just been gaining more weight fast, I didn't know what was going on."

Although he doesn't sound happy about the prospect (as was evident during the conference call) Jackson believes he could ultimately get back to 205 pounds with a strict diet.

"I think I've gotta change my lifestyle, change the way I eat and stuff like that. Then maybe I can make 205."

Medical suspensions from the Missouri Office of Athletics for "Dynamite 2" are also in. At the top of the list with an exclamation point is Patricky "Pitbull" Freire being suspended indefinitely following a brutal one punch knockout courtesy of "Iron" Michael Chandler.

The minimum time before he could even potentially get cleared is 90 days.

Four other MMA fighters earned 60 day medical suspensions: Carl Seumanutafa, Tyler Claussen, Chris Heatherly and Isao Kobayashi. Five earned 30 day suspensions: Nikki Smith, Lee Burns, Justin Robbins, Mike Estus and Garrett Mueller.

Joe Schilling was suspended 90 days following his spinning backfist loss to Hisaki Kato in a Bellator Kickboxing fight (replay) and must undergo neurological testing to be cleared. Stefano Bruno and Elmir Kulosman both had 30 day waits.

Surprisingly, Matt Mitrione had no medical suspension even though "Meathead" couldn't remember any details of his fight with Seaumanutafa immediately after it took place.

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