Bellator Gets Injunction; ‘Rampage’ Jackson Out of UFC 186 Co-Main Event

April 7, 2015
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New Jersey Superior Court Judge Karen L. Suter granted Bellator MMA a temporary injunction on Tuesday, preventing Quinton Jackson from fighting in the UFC 186 co-main event against Fabio Maldonado on April 25.

Jackson broke his contract with Bellator in December, believing that he was within his rights to cancel his contract and re-sign with the UFC, accusing Bellator of breaching their agreement.

Bellator president Scott Coker vowed that the Viacom-owned fight promotion would fight in court to protect its interests. Bellator filed suit on March 4, alleging that Jackson breached his contract with the organization.

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“We are pleased by the judge’s ruling and look forward to having ‘Rampage’ fight for Bellator again soon,” read a Bellator statement released following today’s ruling.

The two sides will now make their cases in court to settle their contractual dispute.

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  • TRT-rex

    Rampage is an idiot. He doesn’t even understand how to read or speak English. I’d laugh if UFC sue him for breaching the contract they have with him, but I’m sure UFC knew this would happen all along. Hopefully they got a good replacement lined up, or this card won’t sell

    • sheep2012

      He has lawyers.

    • scoston05

      It will probably sell better without Rampage, to be honest.

  • Tony

    Bellator Needs to make rampage fight only wrestlers for punishment. Make sure they dry hump him for a bonus.

  • TheCerealKiller

    This is now an FX card. I actually like the Bisping/CB fight, but there is no way I would pay $55 to see it.

    • uncle

      I rather pay for this card then Mayweather vs Pacquiao. It’s going to be Nick Diaz vs Condit
      all over again.

      • TRT-rex

        I’m not a boxing fan, but you sound crazy. You rather pay for this card than Mayweather v. Pacquiao? That was a joke right?

        • uncle

          I would pay for any UFC event before I watch that garbage hate to spoil it
          for you Pacquiao is going to chase Mayweather and get counter punched
          there will be no blood no knock downs just another boring decision.
          Mayweather is a thief, he is worst then Bernie Madoff the way he take peoples
          money and run. You pay to see a good performance and all he does is get on
          his bike and cruise I watch the highlights and I feel great for not buying that sad
          sh*t plus this card is damn near half the price.

          • TRT-rex

            But that’s what boxing is? I don’t disagree with your assessment. That’s the same reason I haven’t watched since Tyson stopped. But your still crazy if your gonna miss that fight.

  • shakejunt

    maybe feijao is free?

    though it wouldn’t have the same name value, i think the most appropriate fight for fabio would be marcos rogerio de lima. he’s coming off 2 quick ko/tko’s and deserves the chance at another name guy if he’s available.

  • Mark Rock

    It’s Eddie Alvarez all over again.

    • drkdisciple

      Alvarez had no contract on the other hand Rampage has one. Funny how he talked so much cr*p about the ufc and now wants back in.

  • Seth

    The true winner of this case is judge who was lucky enough to be in charge of this legal cluster-F-Bomb. Im sure she got paaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaid. Good for her, though.

  • polk14

    Out of the ten people who where going to buy this card four just backed out.

  • drkdisciple

    The montreal card is not pay per view worthy….I would not even want to watch the mighty mouse main event for free.

  • snapdad

    yet another garbage ppv card, shocker.

  • uncle

    This card is a bust I will be gone before MM fights