Bellator MMA filed an injunction earlier this week in the Chancery Division of the Superior Court in Burlington County, New Jersey, one that is expected to keep Quinton Jackson from competing at the upcoming UFC 186 pay-per-view (PPV) event on April 25, 2015 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
I got the press release on Monday so it must be true!
But if you ask "Rampage," there is no injunction and his fight against Fabio Maldonado will continue as scheduled, as the courts have failed to serve the former UFC light heavyweight champion with any paperwork indicating that he was barred from competing.
Funny how Bellator is promoting they have an injunction is against me. I never received any paperwork. There is no injunction! Just jokes!— Quinton Jackson (@Rampage4real) March 2, 2015
Blame snail mail!
Jackson bailed on the Viacom-owned mixed martial arts (MMA) promotion late last year, announcing his return to the ZUFFA family despite failing to fulfill the remaining fights on his Bellator contract. But only because the promotion rendered his contract null and void (his words) when it failed to meet its contractual obligations (more on that here).
Things went south -- quickly -- after former CEO Bjorn Rebney was removed from power and replaced with Scott Coker (details) and Jackson, despite his talent, has a history of being disgruntled wherever he competes.
I guess we'll learn the legitimacy of this so-called injunction in the coming weeks, if not days.