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Quinton "Rampage" Jackson подписва отново с UFC


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Дам, надали е изненада за повечето. Вероятно ще има някакъв правен диспут, след като според Scott Coker, Rampage все още е под договор с Bellator, като според другото лице от спора, той го е разтрогнал, след като Bellator не са изпълнили страните по договора (спекулира се, че Bellator са отказали да документират цифрите за дебютното им PPV, в което Rampage се предполага, че има PPV дял). 


He's back.

The mercurial Quinton Jackson has signed again with the UFC and announced the news Saturday night at UFC Fight Night: Machida vs. Dollaway in an interview on the FOX Sports 1 broadcast. "Rampage" had been competing for Bellator MMA and is still under contract with the organization, Bellator president Scott Coker tweeted. He has not been released.

Coker said that Bellator will "protect our contractual rights."

According to sources close to the situation, Jackson is claiming Bellator was contracted to supply the pay-per-view numbers for his fight against Muhammed Lawal in May, however, Bellator refused to do that so Jackson exercised his right to terminate the contract.

"I can assure you that if the UFC signed him, the UFC feels optimistic and confident that he’s in a position to be signed. If there’s any issue, I’m sure they will figure that out as the days go on," UFC chief content officer Marshall Zelaznik said during the UFC Fight Night 58 post-fight press conference Saturday.

Jackson remains one of the most well-known names in MMA. He's a former UFC light heavyweight champion and 2003 PRIDE middleweight grand prix runner-up. "Rampage" has victories in his career over the likes of Chuck Liddell, Lyoto Machida, Wanderlei Silva and Dan Henderson.

"I belong here," Jackson said of the UFC during the fight broadcast.

Jackson, 36, did not leave the UFC under good terms. He lost three straight in the organization and his contract was up after a unanimous decision defeat against Glover Teixeira on Jan. 26, 2013. Jackson signed with Bellator in June 2013, slamming the UFC for killing the sport of MMA and ruining his brand.

As recently as October, "Rampage" blasted the UFC for not paying him enough money and lying about how much he was compensated. UFC president Dana White, who has had an up-and-down relationship with Jackson over the years, said last year that "Rampage" had made $15.2 million between 2007 and 2012 in the UFC.

"If I had just quit fighting for the UFC and retired, I wouldn't be able to retire for the rest of my life," Jackson told Fight Hub TV. "I don't think so just because of how many kids I've got and what I plan on doing. Especially not off my MMA money; not after you pay your taxes, coaches, manager their percentage, you don't walk away with the number that they (UFC) say that they pay you. The UFC put out a big number that I made over the years, and honestly I don't believe that it's true. They lie about a lot of stuff. It is just propaganda."

Jackson (35-11), though, began to change his tune publicly last month when he tweeted "sometimes u should just stay with the devil u know," referring to the UFC. "Rampage" was reportedly unhappy with Bellator's leadership change from Bjorn Rebney to Coker.

"You guys have no idea how excited I am to be back," Jackson said on FOX Sports 1. "I just want to come back and come to the big show. The thing about Rampage is, Rampage always comes to excite the fans. I love the fans."

Jackson's signing was first mentioned on a Sherdog forum two days ago.

In Bellator, Jackson won three straight, including a unanimous decision victory over rival Muhammed Lawal at Bellator 120 in May. He was set to fight for the Bellator light heavyweight title next, but it's currently held by his friend and training partner Emanuel Newton.

Jackson was not a part of Bellator's big event headlined by Tito Ortiz and Stephan Bonnar on Nov. 15 in San Diego. He was initially supposed to face Ortiz in both of their Bellator debuts in November 2013 until Ortiz got hurt.


+ изявление от Rampage

After five months of grueling negotiations and gray-area contract talks with Bellator MMA and parent-company Viacom, Quinton "Rampage" Jackson officially terminates his contract with the up-and-coming promotion citing multiple breaches since the removal of President and Founder Bjorn Rebney. Jackson exercises a clause in the agreement that allows for a 45-day window to satisfy any contract dispute. Bellator MMA, failing to fulfill the requests of Jackson, was put on notice, failed to respond and eventually notified that negotiations were officially terminated.

Jackson’s U.K.-based fight manager and Wolfslair Academy founder Anthony McGann confirms, late Saturday night, that "Rampage has indeed signed with the UFC." Details of the deal have not been made public. Jackson was available for comment late Saturday night from his Laguna Hills, CA training center Rampage Family Fitness and provided the following: "I went to the UFC and we put a deal together that worked out for both of us. I’m excited to be here. The UFC had nothing to do with me leaving Bellator. I was done with Bellator when I made the final call and they still didn’t do what they had to do contractually. I wish those guys the best but I’m where I belong."


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Jackson яде едни лайна за UFC бях гледал едни интервюта дето вика колко добре се чувствал в Bellator и сега буум айде обратно в UFC иди го разбери :) ,по-принцип ми е от любимците ама честно казано по-добре да си беше седял в Bellator ,защото взе да остарява а конкуренцията в момента в UFC Lightheavyweight е убийствена

"Doin' what I want to do, When I want to do it."

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Aз пък се радвам , че ще гледам в Рампейдж в UFC.Твърденията , че в Белатор няма конкуренция , не е точно така.И там си има доста читави бойци , категориите им са пълни с доста малди пробиващи момчета  и тук там някое  име в спорта.Шампионите им са на ниво ... не знам защо хората си мислят , че там са само изпаднали типове.

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Шампиона в тежка категория особено им е доста стабилен,тоя ще може бие повечето в UFC:


  ,няма победи срещу стабилни много ама има потенциал,тоя човек бих искал да видя в UFC

"Doin' what I want to do, When I want to do it."

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Фиаското продължава, след като Bellator ще се опитат по съдебен път да спрат Rampage от участие:

The future of former UFC light heavyweight champion Quinton Jackson is anything but clear.

Despite leaving Bellator in December of 2014 after three fights with the organization and being booked opposite Fabio Maldonado at UFC 186 in a return to the world's leading MMA promotion, Bellator MMA has filed a court injunction to stop Jackson over what they say is a breach of the terms of their active, existing deal with 'Rampage'.

"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)," a statement released Monday by the organization read.

"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."

After a six-year run with the UFC that began in February of 2007, Jackson joined Bellator in June of 2013. However, following three fights and a leadership change, Jackson appeared to sour on continuing his relationship with the Viacom-backed Bellator. During the December 2014 Fox Sports 1 broadcast of UFC Fight Night 58, Jackson and the UFC announced he had re-signed with the organization where he became champion in May of 2007.

'Rampage' maintained his contract with Bellator contained a provision for the termination of their relationship if certain breaches were not settled within a designated time frame. Jackson and his management claim they exercised this option, which they also suggest lawyers for Zuffa, the parent company of the UFC, viewed as a legitimate legal position.

Bellator previously stated the matter would be fought in court, but until Monday, hadn't provided any additional comment.

Jackson, 36, holds a 35-11 professional record in mixed martial arts.


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