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Courts Deny Rampage Return To UFC

Rampage Jackson

The Superior Court of New Jersey ruled on Tuesday morning in favor of Bellator MMA, granting an injunction that will keep Quinton “Rampage” Jackson from competing later this month at UFC 186.

Jackson self-terminated his contract with Bellator in 2014, citing a break. He quickly resigned with the UFC, where he previously held the 205-pound title.

UFC officials placed Jackson in a match with Fabio Maldonado for the April 25 pay-per-view. The bout had moved all the way up to co-main event billing due to injuries.

Bellator released a statement after the courts decision, saying “We are pleased by the judge’s ruling and look forward to having Rampage fight for Bellator again soon.”

Jackson signed with Bellator while Bjorn Rebney was still in charge. New president Scott Coker and Jackson seemed to not see eye-to-eye after the change.

Via Instagram, Jackson responded to the news, posting “Smart move Bellator! Go to a small town where your company knows the judge to get a judgement to (expletive) off your (customers).”

  • Screenplaya says:

    We need to abolish the English language and all learn Esperanto. How can “resign” and “re-sign” be virtually identical and yet have totally opposite meanings?

    Also, either fighters need to become more contract-savvy, or Bellator has to stop looking as corrupt as your typical pro boxing federation. One of those things has to change, or the sport will look bad. I am looking at you, Scott Coker.


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