[ads1]There’s a classic episode of the Sopranos (R.I.P. James Gandolfini) where Johnny Sack catches his dear sweet obese wife Ginny in the basement gorging on a box of candy bars. She’s supposed to be on Weight Watchers but isn’t losing any weight and now her husband knows why. He even forgives Ralph Cifaretto for the joke he told about Ginny having a 40 pound mole removed from her ass, and decides not to kill him.
Remember when “Rampage” Jackson was working with Mike Dolce on his diet? Did you notice they don’t work together any more? It seems Dolce during his time working with Rampage caught him red-handed with a hidden stash of candy bars just like Ginny Sack! Dolce talked about it in a new interview with the Las Vegas Sun:
He had taken 14 months off to film “The A-Team” and “The Ultimate Fighter.” He came into camp 51 pounds overweight before the fight — seven weeks and six days before the fight.
We weren’t behind schedule, but we weren’t ahead of schedule. But I worry. I wasn’t satisfied with it. I talked to Quinton and he said, “I’m not cheating. I’m not doing anything wrong.”
A day does by and we go to train. It’s a three-story house and Quinton lives on the top floor. He forgets his gym bag, so I say I’ll go up there and get his gym bag. I go up and look and I see something that doesn’t look right inside his pillow — a purple box, or a square. I say, “What the hell is that?” I walk over and see it’s a candy bar, a Cadbury fruit and nut candy bar. There were four of them. Under the bed there were more wrappers. So what he was doing was, we would go and get gas before the gym. We’d sit in the car and fill it up. He’d go in to pay for the gas and the window would be right there, right below window level was the candy rack. He’d buy a bunch of these candy bars and put them in his pocket and go home and eat them.
I caught it and he turned it into a joke. So I say, “What we’re going to do is compromise: You’ve got a chocolate thing. I get it. I understand it. Therefore, I’ve got a healthy alternative to it.” In that area in England, the healthiest thing I could find was Nutella, which is really not that bad considering the alternative. It’s a mental thing, not a physical thing, so I start making him Nutella sandwiches, telling him, “It’s the best thing in the world — toasted, warm, crunchy and with banana slices. It’s delicious. That’s what we’ll have if you train your (butt) off. You’ll get those as a reward system.” We started to do that and the weight dropped immediately.
Rampage gave his take on why he split from Dolce in an interview earlier this week with ESPN. “I’m with Soulmatefood now and they are planning all my nutrition really well,” said Rampage. “I was with Mike Dolce for a while but I just got tired of him experimenting on me. I used to have to cut a lot of weight with that guy. He would give me a lot of bread and Nutella sandwiches. At the time I was loving it, but then I had to pay for it when I had to cut all the weight.”