When it was announced that Quinton Jackson resigned with the UFC Bellator President Scott Coker was quick to respond with the following tweet:
It appears Coker’s words were not an empty threat with the organization announcing they have now filed suit seeking an injunction to keep Jackson from fighting with the rival promotion. Here is the full press release:
“Today, Bellator MMA was compelled to go to court to stop Quinton “Rampage” Jackson from fighting in an April 25th bout promoted by Bellator’s competitor, Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC). Jackson, who has completed only three fights of his exclusive six-fight contract with Bellator, is barred by contract from fighting for any promoter other than Bellator. Our lawsuit for an injunction and related relief – filed in the Chancery Division of the Superior Court in Burlington County, New Jersey – will compel Jackson to honor his contractual agreement. We look forward to having one of our MMA stars fighting for Bellator again.”
You can click here for Jackson’s side of the story as told by his manager, Lee Gwynn, in late 2014.