Court document released explaining judge’s ruling in favor of Bellator over Rampage and UFC
If you were interested to find out why superior court judge Karen L. Suter ruled in favor of Bellator over Quinton ‘Rampage’ Jackson and the UFC, look no further.
A 25-page document can be obtained and read here: quinton-jackson-ufc-bellator-ruling
“While the court is not unmindful of defendant’s concerns, defendant has not disputed plaintiff’s contention he was aware of the extent and duration of the exclusivity provisions of the agreement,” Suter wrote. “Further, defendant’s argument cannot be the sole basis for denying injunctive relief, as it would likely be true for any athlete breaching an exclusive services agreement. In any event, plaintiff has represented a willingness to arrange further fights for defendant consistent with the agreement. This factor favors plaintiff.
“Given these findings, the court therefore will enter injunctive relief in favor of plaintiff, and enjoin defendant from participating in the upcoming non-Bellator (UFC) match.”
As a result Rampage will not fight Fabio Maldanado in UFC 186’s co-headlining bout.
Following the ruling yesterday in New Jersey, Bellator issued the following statement: “We are pleased by the judge’s ruling and look forward to having ‘Rampage’ fight for Bellator again soon.”