Rampage Jackson vs. Fabio Maldonado Is Back On

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By Fightland Staff

Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC

To refresh your memory some, according to Bellator, Quinton Jackson’s signing with the UFC at the end of 2014 was an illegal maneuver—a breach of contract. Jackson, however, explained that Bellator had breached the contract in the first place, when the company failed to meet all the stipulations expressed in Jackson’s contract. Because of this, Jackson found no problem leaving for the big leagues again.

In early April, however, Bellator denied those allegations and won a preliminary injunction that forbid “God’s Street Soldier” from fighting in Montreal’s UFC 186 card. To not have to cancel yet another bout in the card, the UFC called on Canada’s own Steve “The Boss” Bosse.

Steve Bosse signed to the UFC in early 2014. He’d been scheduled to make his Octagon debut in April of that year, but announced his indefinite exit from the sport following a shoulder injury that forbid him from fighting. Having made his professional mixed martial arts debut in 2007, Bosse amassed a sturdy record of 10 wins and 1 loss. He’s got notable victories over Marvin Eastman and Wes Sims.

Alas, his UFC debut will once again be postponed, albeit for different reasons now.

Now, it looks like Rampage Jackson hopped the obstacles Bellator FC tossed in his path back to the famed Ultimate Fighting Championship Octagon and the fight versus Brazilian Fabio Maldonado is back on. On Tuesday, Jackson took to twitter to announce that “It’s time to pay some bills! The fight is back on boyz!” Dana White then announced that he was glad the New Jersey Court lifted the injunction, allowing Jackson to fight. It’s unclear as to what prompted the New Jersey Court decision.


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