“Rampage” says Bellator is hurting itself by keeping him out of UFC 186. | Photo: Dave Mandel/Sherdog.com
It didn’t take long for Quinton Jackson to respond to a New Jersey court ruling that will prevent “Rampage” from fighting at UFC 186.
“Smart move Bellator!” Jackson wrote on Instagram. “Go to a small town where your company knows the judge to get a [judgment] to [piss off] your customers. #aintworriedboutnothing.”
On Tuesday, the Burlington County Superior Court of New Jersey granted Bellator MMA an injunction which bars the light heavyweight from fighting for any other promoter other than Bellator. Jackson attempted to terminate his contract in December by claiming that the promotion did not fulfill all the terms of the existing deal.
Jackson was supposed to face Fabio Maldonado in the UFC 186 co-main event at the Bell Centre in Montreal on April 25. The Las Vegas-based promotion has yet to issue a statement on the situation, and it remains unclear if Maldonado will be given a replacement opponent.
The 36-year-old Jackson went 3-0 in Bellator, including a unanimous decision triumph over Muhammed Lawal in his most recent appearance on May 17, 2014. The former UFC light heavyweight king currently has three fights remaining on his Bellator contract.