Poor Quinton “Rampage” Jackson. All he wanted was either suitcase after suitcase full of cash and other incentives from Bellator, or get to fight at UFC 186 on April 25 in Ontario, Canada. But now Bellator, the courts in New Jersey and a stupid binding contract are keeping him from realizing his dream.
A New Jersey judge has granted Bellator an injuction against Quinton Jackson, preventing him from fighting at UFC 186.
— Ariel Helwani (@arielhelwani) April 7, 2015
Bellator’s injunction to keep Rampage off UFC 186 successful. Don’t know if he’ll ultimately win or lose case, but won’t fight this month.
— Brett Okamoto (@bokamotoESPN) April 7, 2015
Rampage was supposed to fight Fabio Maldonado in the co-main event. Now Demetrious Johnson and Michael Bisping are the lone sources of star power for UFC 186, and those guys can barely get their own families to come to their fights.
I guess the lesson here is don’t sign a contract. Or don’t expect too much out of a contract. Or don’t think you can declare a breach of contract and sign another contract.
Or maybe just don’t be a crotchety primadonna.