UFC chairman Lorenzo Fertitta said former light heavyweight champion Quinton “Rampage” Jackson signed a contract at about 10 p.m. Australian time on Friday to fight Rashad Evans in the main event of UFC 114 in Las Vegas.
Fertitta said both fighters have now signed their contracts. The UFC was in a dispute with Jackson and filed a lawsuit in Nevada District Court against him shortly after Jackson announced his retirement last fall. Fertitta said the suit was filed to clarify Zuffa’s position regarding Jackson’s contract and so-called retirement.
Jackson announced his retirement when he got angry that White wanted him to fight Evans at UFC 107 in Memphis and wouldn’t grant him permission to star as B.A. Baracus in “A-Team: The Movie.”
Jackson went ahead and did the movie, which White said “is a real movie. Watch the trailer of this thing and you’ll see, that’s a real, big-time movie. Some of these guys come to me and tell me they’re filming a movie and you see the thing and it’s like it was filmed on a little home camcorder. Rampage’s movie is not like that. It’s definitely the real thing.”
Fertitta said it’s likely the lawsuit will be withdrawn.
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