If you are going to fall from grace, you might as well do it in spectacular fashion like "Rampage" Jackson did. Don't merely lose some fights, fail to reach your potential or get old. Slap your own face and name on the side of a lifted truck, perpetrate a hit-and-run in said truck, force police to chase you down and then tell a judge you thought God was talking to you.
Quinton “Rampage” Jackson was always considered to be a bit of a wild card. But he surprised everyone with his stunt that left him in jail and boss Dana White scrambling to explain the fighter's senseless crime.
A loss to Forrest Griffin at UFC 86 seemed to be too much for the former light heavyweight champion to handle. Ten days after the controversial loss, the MMA veteran was the subject of a police chase and subsequent arrest.
Dana White spoke to Yahoo! Sports regarding Rampage's actions, stating "He was up for four days and he was doing some crazy fasting thing. “He was up for four days, drinking water and energy drinks, that was it.”
Jackson later explained to CagePotato.com for the cause of Rampage through town: “I thought I heard the voice of God telling me to go save [my friend]. I felt if I didn’t get to [my friend], he would die.”
Rampage, unlike many on this list, did return to prominence follow the event. He even earned a title shot against current light heavyweight champion Jon Jones. But his fall, while temporary, was a dramatic one.