The UFC have issue a statement in response to the New Jersey Superior Court Judge Karen L. Suter who granted Bellator MMA a injunction that prevents Quinton Rampage Jackson from fighting in the co-main event at UFC 186 against Fabio Maldonado April 25.
Rampage replied to the injunction in a post on his Instagram stating:
“Smart move Bellator! Go to a small town where your company knows the judge,to get a judgement to pissoff your customers ? #aintworriedboutnothing”.
Below is UFC’s statement:
UFC has been advised of the New Jersey state court’s ruling in the matter between Quinton “Rampage” Jackson and Bellator MMA. The UFC organization was surprised about the ruling because Mr. Jackson represented to UFC on multiple occasions that he was free to negotiate and contract with UFC. The UFC organization is also surprised that Bellator sat on its alleged rights for months before taking action.
UFC understands that Mr. Jackson is considering an emergency appeal, and UFC is also considering action to protect its rights and minimize damages regarding this matter. UFC 186 in Montreal, Canada will proceed as planned and UFC is currently evaluating its fight card options.