The future of Quinton Jackson UFC career just got a little more cloudy.

On Tuesday morning, it was revealed Bellator MMA had been granted a preliminary injunction against ‘Rampage’ in the Burlington County Superior Court of New Jersey. As a result, his scheduled light heavyweight matchup against Fabio Maldonado, which was expected to take place later this month at UFC 186, has scrapped. MMAFighting was the first to report the news.

Jackson previously claimed Bellator, his former employers, had breached its contract by not living up to the lofty expectations they promised him when he originally signed with the promotion back in 2013. After giving what he said was the mandatory 45-days to meet their contractual obligations, Jackson would end up re-signing with the UFC, citing breach of contract

Bellator would respond by filing their own lawsuit against their former fighter in hope of blocking him from not only competing at UFC 186 but the UFC all together, claiming he still owed them three fights.

UFC 186 is currently set to take place on April 25th at the Bell Centre in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. A flyweight title fight between reigning champion Demetrious Johsnon and Hioji Horiguchi is expected to serve as the main event. There is currently no word on whether the UFC has a replacement lined up for Maldonadno.


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