Former UFC light heavyweight champion Quinton “Rampage” Jackson, who on Tuesday was formally charged by by the Orange County District Attorneyâ€™s office with two felonies and four misdemeanors stemming from a July hit-and-run incident, has plead not guilty to the charges, according to Sherdog.
Jackson on Thursday also posted $25,000 bail and was released from custody.
The former 205-pound king was charged with one felony count of evading while driving recklessly, one felony count of evading a peace officer and driving against traffic, three misdemeanor counts of hit and run with property damage, and one misdemeanor count of reckless driving.
If convicted, he faces a maximum sentence of three years in prison.
Following an initial collision with a vehicle, Jackson fled the scene but was quickly spotted by a police officer who noticed Jackson driving on a flat tire and talking on his cell phone. The officer attempted to stop Jackson but he instead led police on a brief chase, wrecking into another vehicle and nearly hitting several pedestrians before surrendering.
He is next scheduled to appear in court on October 9th for a pre-trial hearing.
According to rumors, Jackson, who on Wednesday announced he had signed a three-year deal with England-based Wolfslair fight team, will return to the octagon on November 15th to take on Mauricio “Shogun” Rua.