Court Ruling: Rampage Jackson off UFC 186 card against Maldonado

quinton rampage jacksonFormer UFC light heavyweight champion Rampage Jackson will not be fighting on the upcoming UFC 186 PPV event against Fabio Maldonado. Jackson was supposed to take on Maldonado in the co-main event slot, but a preliminary injunction filed by Bellator MMA was granted in the Burlington County Superior Court of New Jersey. It was announced in December that Jackson had re-signed with the UFC, citing a breach of contract by Bellator with whom he had been fighting for since 2013. 

“We are pleased by the judge’s ruling and look forward to having Rampage fighting for Bellator again soon,” a Bellator spokesman stated.

Jackson replied via his Instagram/Twitter account:

UFC 186 takes place on April 25th at the Bell Centre in Montreal, Quebec, Canada and will be headlined by the UFC flyweight championship bout between Demetrious Johnson and Kyoji Horiguchi. The original main event title fight between TJ Dillashaw and Renan Barao was scratched after Dillashaw suffered a broken rib in training.

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  • This whole Rampage re-signing with UFC is weird to begin with. The fact he won’t get to fight at UFC 186 is likely no surprise to anyone, and if you bought tickets to the event thinking you’d see him fight, I’d be pissed.

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    I does seem kind of callous towards the fans to advertise that and use jackson as a marketing angle before he was legally free to fulfill the marketing.

    But whatever.

    I cant muster much more then crocodile tears for the kind of casual fans who would be unaware enough of the situation to buy a ticket thinking jackson was guaranteed to be there just becasue they saw his name on a poster.