Quinton ‘Rampage’ Jackson jumped ship from Bellator to the UFC at the tail end of last year, but he won’t be stepping into the Octagon again any time soon if his previous employer has anything to do with it.
A lawsuit from Bellator owners Viacom seeks to “compel Jackson to honor his contractual agreement,” which they say he is currently only half way through after having fought three times to date.
Jackson has previously stated that he terminated his contract with Bellator after they failed to meet the requirements of his contract and then failed to respond to his complaints within the time-limit designated in the deal.
He then re-signed for the UFC and is currently set to fight Fabio Maldonado at UFC 186 on April 25th in Canada. However, Bellator are seeking an injunction to prevent him from competing that night.
During his three-fight stint in Bellator, ‘Rampage’ won their light-heavyweight tournament, including a win over Muhammed ‘King Mo’ Lawal in the final which served as the promotion’s first ever pay-per-view headliner.
It’s unclear at this stage whether ‘Rampage’ will be legally compelled to complete his contract with Bellator, but Viacom certainly appear to be confident that will be the case.
“We look forward to having one of our MMA stars fighting for Bellator again,” a statement from Viacom claims.