Bellator MMA announced on Monday that they have filed an injunction to stop Quinton “Rampage” Jackson’s planned UFC return in April.
After competing three times for Bellator, Jackson resigned with the UFC and was tabbed for April 25 in Canada vs. Fabio Maldonado.
According to a release sent out by Bellator, Jackson still has three fights left on his contract that is exclusive with them – thus, barring him from fighting any other promotion.
Below is the complete release:
Today, Bellator MMA was compelled to go to court to stop Quinton “Rampage” Jackson from fighting in an April 25th bout promoted by Bellator’s competitor, Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC). Jackson, who has completed only three fights of his exclusive six-fight contract with Bellator, is barred by contract from fighting for any promoter other than Bellator. Our lawsuit for an injunction and related relief – filed in the Chancery Division of the Superior Court in Burlington County, New Jersey – will compel Jackson to honor his contractual agreement. We look forward to having one of our MMA stars fighting for Bellator again.