By Zach Arnold | March 16, 2012
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When we last focused on the UFC/Rampage disastrous PR battle, we focused on Rampage’s latest Twitter game regarding why he won’t be fighting Mauricio Shogun any time soon. The stakes have been raised further.
The reliable Brent Brookhouse has an update about a 45-minute interview that Rampage Jackson did with Karyn Bryant (yes, they’re back together for another interview). Rampage did a PR blitz yesterday with a few MMA media types, supposedly.
Anyhow, click on Brent’s link to read quotes Rampage said about testosterone usage during the 45 min interview. Rampage is changing his tune about the T level numbers and this time he’s name dropping his doctors.
Rampage told Bas that his T level supposedly was 420 ng and that his ‘age management’ doctor put him on a program to get it to 600 ng, although Rampage wanted to do 800 ng but the doctor allegedly told him that he didn’t want him ‘to get into trouble.’
In Rampage’s comments to Karyn Bryant, he’s talking about Cheick Kongo ‘naturally’ being an example of someone with ‘1100 ng of T.’ So, Rampage says in his comments that he viewed using testosterone as a ‘level playing field’ issue.
The more he opens his mouth, the worse it gets.
During the interview, Rampage name-drops his sports doctor — “Dr. Kessler.” One quick online search pops up the following:
This is Dr. William Kessler, labeled as “The Orange County Fight Doctor” for No Limits MMA.
Here’s the information included for this video at Youtube:
1962 Barranca Pkwy
Irvine, CA 92606
No Limits Sports Rehabilitation & Chiropractic specializes in: Sports Injuries, Massage Therapy, Neck / Back Pain, Knee / Shoulder Pain, Wrist / Hand / Elbow Pain, Headaches, Physical Therapy, Cold Laser Therapy, Decompression, Auto & Work Injuries, Exercise / Stretching Techniques, Disc Herniations, Post Surgical / Preventative Therapy, High School Physicals, Joint Stiffness, Muscle Spasms, Pinched Nerves, Tendonitis, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Referral Service for X-Rays, MRI with Discount Rate, Bracing, Treatment of Contusions, Sprains / Strains, Mouth Guards, Orthotics, Mechanical Traction Table
Notice the pictures of Dr. Kessler and Rampage?
So, back to Rampage’s new comments to Karyn Bryant for a second — he backs up earlier claims by saying that the UFC pays Dr. Kessler because Dr. Kessler supposedly bills them. Furthermore, he tried to explain how Dr. Kessler led him to a “Russian” doctor named “Dr. K” for ‘age management.’ Who is Dr. K?