Quinton “Rampage” Jackson’s (pictured) return to the UFC was a short-lived one. Jackson is once again a Bellator MMA fighter.
On Tuesday, Bellator announced they have reached an “amicable agreement to settle the litigation between the two parties, the always entertaining and exciting Quinton ‘Rampage’ Jackson is returning to Bellator.”
In December 2014, Jackson re-signed with the UFC despite being only halfway through the exclusive six-fight agreement he inked with Bellator in July 2013. Jackson claimed that he was able to void his deal with Bellator because they didn’t hold up their end of the initial agreement.
The UFC immediately pitted Jackson against Fabio Maldonaldo at UFC 186, but Bellator filed various lawsuits and injunctions with the New Jersey Superior Court attempting to block his return to the UFC.
Jackson was eventually pulled from the April 2015 fight, but was ultimately allowed to keep the appointment after a New Jersey court overturned the injunction.
Jackson went on to post a unanimous decision win over Maldonaldo, his fourth straight victory. After the contest, Jackson and the UFC knew the legal battle with Bellator was only just beginning.
““I think he definitely still does have some legal trouble ahead of him,” UFC president Dana White stated after Jackson’s triumphant return to the UFC.
Jackson, who turns 38 in June, owns a 36-11 professional record.
No word on when Jackson will return to action.