It was almost seven years ago when mixed martial arts (MMA) and boxing trainer Juanito Ibarra had a falling out with former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) light heavyweight champion Quinton Jackson, a falling out that sent "Rampage" to Wolfslair.
Ibarra filed a lawsuit against Jackson the following summer and at long last, the two parties have been able to reach a settlement and avoid trial. "I'm glad our differences have been resolved," Ibarra said in today's press release. "I wish Rampage and Tito the best."
He's referring, of course, to Tito Ortiz, longtime friend and co-worker of Jackson, who called Ibarra a "thief" for allegedly taking advantage of "Rampage" with exorbitant charges for each of his UFC training camps in Big Bear, Calif. (read those comments here).
"I realize that Mr. Jackson and I were wrong," Ortiz later admitted. "Juanito didn't steal from or take advantage of Rampage and he didn't mismanage Rampage's money, it was all accounted for. I regret the effect my words had on Juanito's life."
Jackson would eventually leave UFC for Bellator -- and lose another manager along the way -- before finding his way back to the Octagon in early 2015.
Once again, the courts were involved.
"Some things were said in the past, which I now retract and I am deeply sorry that they were said," Jackson said. "I wish nothing but the best for Juanito in all of his future endeavors and know that he will continue to do the Lord’s work."
All's well that ends well, I suppose.