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Report: Rampage Jackson Signs With the UFC, But Is Still Under Contract at Bellator [UPDATED]


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Quinton “Rampage” Jackson has returned to the UFC, according to a report from Sherdog.

Rampage criticized the UFC and Dana White on multiple occasions after leaving the Zuffa-owned organization for Bellator.

Like with every single failed business relationship Rampage has ever been in, it started off amicably. Rampage even said he was “tongue kissing” with Bellator.

Things changed after Bjorn Rebney‘s departure from Bellator. Scott Coker became president, prompting Rampage to eventually tweet “sometimes u [sic] should just stay with the devil you know,” in reference to the UFC.

Clearly, Rampage wasn’t happy.

But there’s one problem: He’s still under contract to Bellator. The Sherdog report confirmed this. MMA journalist Josh Gross reached out to Coker, who said Rampage was still under contract.

Maybe we’re going to see a trade? After all, Bellator had their eyes on Wanderlei Silva recently.

If not, perhaps the UFC is going to be embroiled in yet another legal battle in the near future.

UPDATE, via Jeremy Botter:

Jackson is claiming Bellator is in breach of contract. UFC is blocking Bellator from using him. This one is going to the courts. Get ready.

Viacom lawyers are standing by, from what I’m told, for this announcement to be made.

One of Rampage’s breach claims is that his reality show was never produced.

Ed. Note: This guy definitely doesn’t need his own reality show.

UPDATE #2: It’s “official.” Rampage’s return was just announced on the UFC Fight Night 58 broadcast. Scott Coker won’t be taking this one lying down. Let the legal battle begin…

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