Former 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:
Smart move Bellator! Go to a small town where your company knows the judge,to get a judgement to… https://t.co/8LhkjVZXzC
— Quinton Jackson (@Rampage4real) April 7, 2015
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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