Quinton ‘Rampage’ Jackson is officially back in the Bellator organization after the two parties buried the hatchet over a contract dispute.
‘Rampage’ had attempted to walk out on Bellator in early 2015 after claiming that Bellator were in breach of his contract, and attempt to return to the UFC. That led to a legal dispute, though during the early stages of those proceedings ‘Rampage’ was able to fight once in the Octagon, defeating Fabio Maldonado by unanimous decision at UFC 186 last April.
Since then he’s been forced to remain on the sidelines while the situation plays out in court, with ‘Rampage’ stating just a few months ago that he was contemplating retirement.
However, Bellator have now announced that they’ve come to an “amicable agreement” with the light-heavyweight star that will see the 37 year-old return to fighting for them, having now signed a new two-fight deal.
Prior to his initial split from Bellator, ‘Rampage’ had racked up three wins in the organization, KO’ing Joey Beltran and Christian M’Pumbu before defeating Muhammed ‘King Mo’ Lawal to win Bellator’s season 10 light-heavyweight tournament.
At this stage there’s no word on who or when he’ll fight next, other than than the fact that he’ll definitely step back into the Bellator cage at some stage in 2016.