The UFC has released a statement regarding the New Jersey court ruling that will keep Quinton “Rampage” Jackson from fighting this month.
Bellator MMA filed an injunction after Jackson resigned with the UFC. He was scheduled to meet Fabio Maldonado in the co-main event of UFC 186 this month on pay-per-view.
Below is the UFC’s statement:
UFC has been advised of the New Jersey state court’s ruling in the matter between Quinton “Rampage” Jackson and Bellator MMA. The UFC organization was surprised about the ruling because Mr. Jackson represented to UFC on multiple occasions that he was free to negotiate and contract with UFC. The UFC organization is also surprised that Bellator sat on its alleged rights for months before taking action.
UFC understands that Mr. Jackson is considering an emergency appeal, and UFC is also considering action to protect its rights and minimize damages regarding this matter. UFC 186 in Montreal, Canada will proceed as planned and UFC is currently evaluating its fight card options.