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Former Mixed Martial Arts Champ Sentenced for Police Chase

Former mixed martial arts champion Quinton "Rampage" Jackson has been ordered to complete community service for leading Costa Mesa police on a chase in which he rammed three cars.

Jackson pleaded guilty Thursday in Orange County Superior Court to felony police evasion against traffic and misdemeanor reckless driving for the July 15 chase.

The 30-year-old apologized and claimed he was delirious from a lack of sleep and food when he fled police cars, narrowly missing pedestrians and cyclists. He had lost his Ultimate Fighting Championship light heavyweight title to Forrest Griffin 10 days earlier.

Jackson will have to complete 200 hours of community service, get mental heath therapy and pay for the damage he caused to the cars to have the felony dismissed and avoid jail.