Bellator MMA have filed an injunction against former UFC champion, Quinton "Rampage" Jackson, in an attempt to stop him from fighting at UFC 186 against Fabio Madonado. Rampage made 3 rather successful appearances in the Bellator cage, scoring knockout victories over Joey Beltran and Christian M'Pumbu, before beating longtime rival Muhammed Lawal by decision at Bellator 120. It was after Rampage's last victory that things began to go sour between him and Bellator.
According to Jackson, a number of terms relating to his contract were unfulfilled by Bellator, terms including a movie deal and a reality television series. This led to Jackson terminating his contract and eventually re-signing with the UFC.
After months without any legal objection, Bellator MMA have finally filed an injunction in an attempt to stop Rampage appearing on next month's UFC card. But, an unphased Jackson has tweeted out a statement blasting his former promoters.
Funny how bellator is promoting they have an injunction is against me. I never received any paperwork. There is no injunction! Just jokes!— Quinton Jackson (@Rampage4real) March 2, 2015
It remains to be seen just how strong Bellator's claim is, but with the timing of the injunction it seems that they are trying to force a judge to have the UFC scrap Rampage's fight against Maldonado until legal proceedings take place.